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Average Weather in Wawu China

In Wawu, the summers are long, warm, muggy, and wet; the winters are very cold and dry; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 87°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 95°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Wawu for warm-weather activities are from early May to late June and from mid August to early October.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 14 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 87°F and low of 73°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 29 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 27°F and high of 43°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in WawuhotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 1843°FJan 1843°FJul 2087°FJul 2087°F27°F27°F73°F73°FMay 1478°FMay 1478°FSep 1478°FSep 1478°FNov 2951°FNov 2951°FMar 151°FMar 151°F61°F61°F63°F63°F36°F36°F36°F36°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in WawuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Bernie, Missouri, United States (7,356 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Wawu (view comparison).

Clouds

In Wawu, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Wawu begins around September 22 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around February 2. On December 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around February 2 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around September 22. On March 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 52% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 48% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in WawuclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Dec 1770%Dec 1770%Mar 2748%Mar 2748%Sep 2259%Sep 2259%Feb 259%Feb 259%NowNowclearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Wawu varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.9 months, from April 28 to September 24, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on July 23.

The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from September 24 to April 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on January 11.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Wawu changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from January 29 to December 26. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 36% on July 23.

Snow alone is the most common for 1.1 months, from December 26 to January 29. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 2% on January 4.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in WawusnowrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 2336%Jul 2336%Jan 113%Jan 113%Dec 264%Dec 264%Apr 2820%Apr 2820%Sep 2420%Sep 2420%NowNowrainmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Wawu experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from February 23 to November 24, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 18, with an average total accumulation of 4.8 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 24 to February 23. The least rain falls around January 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Wawu does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in WawusnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 inFeb 110.1 inFeb 110.1 inJul 210.0 inJul 210.0 inDec 250.1 inDec 250.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Wawu varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 54 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 25 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in WawuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 25 minJun 2114 hr, 25 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minSep 2312 hr, 9 minSep 239 hr, 54 minDec 219 hr, 54 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:17 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 17 minutes later at 7:35 AM on January 8. The earliest sunset is at 5:20 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 24 minutes later at 7:44 PM on June 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Wawu during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in WawuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 135:17 AMJun 135:17 AM7:44 PMJun 307:44 PMJun 30Dec 55:20 PMDec 55:20 PM7:35 AMJan 87:35 AMJan 8daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Wawu experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from June 6 to September 16, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 23% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 27, with muggy conditions 94% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is December 6, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in WawumuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 60%Dec 60%94%Jul 2794%Jul 27Jun 623%Jun 623%Sep 1623%Sep 1623%NowNowoppressiveoppressivedrydryhumidhumidmuggymuggycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Wawu experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from January 30 to June 2, with average wind speeds of more than 6.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is May 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.9 months, from June 2 to January 30. The calmest day of the year is August 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in WawuwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphMay 17.9 mphMay 17.9 mphAug 265.6 mphAug 265.6 mphJan 306.8 mphJan 306.8 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Wawu varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.3 months, from January 4 to March 14 and for 1.2 months, from September 21 to October 26, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 17. The wind is most often from the south for 4.7 months, from March 14 to August 6, with a peak percentage of 44% on July 12. The wind is most often from the west for 2.3 months, from October 26 to January 4, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in WawuNSENWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastnorthwest
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Wawu throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Wawu for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to late June and from mid August to early October, with a peak score in the second week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Wawubest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.96.90.10.16.86.85.55.5NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Wawu for hot-weather activities is from mid June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Wawubest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.36.30.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Wawu typically lasts for 8.3 months (255 days), from around March 11 to around November 21, rarely starting before February 18 or after March 30, and rarely ending before November 3 or after December 8.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Wawugrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 1150%Mar 1150%Nov 2150%Nov 2190%Mar 3090%Mar 3090%Nov 390%Nov 310%Feb 1810%Feb 1810%Dec 810%Dec 80%Jan 130%Jan 13Jul 15100%Jul 15100%NowNowvery coldcomfortablewarmhotcoolcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Wawu should appear around March 20, only rarely appearing before March 6 or after April 4.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in WawuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°F4,500°F4,500°FMar 2086°FMar 2086°FMay 23900°FMay 23900°FJun 281,800°FJun 281,800°FDec 314,619°FDec 314,619°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from April 16 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 13, with an average of 6.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 31 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in WawubrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 136.3 kWhJun 136.3 kWhDec 242.7 kWhDec 242.7 kWhApr 165.6 kWhApr 165.6 kWhAug 205.6 kWhAug 205.6 kWhOct 313.4 kWhOct 313.4 kWhFeb 93.4 kWhFeb 93.4 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Wawu are 33.890 deg latitude, 112.661 deg longitude, and 801 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Wawu contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 463 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 904 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,586 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,755 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Wawu is covered by cropland (72%) and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (44%) and trees (39%), and within 50 miles by cropland (51%) and trees (32%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Wawu, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There is only a single weather station, Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Wawu.

At a distance of 129 kilometers from Wawu, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Wawu according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.