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Average Weather in Xiaoqi China

In Xiaoqi, the summers are long, hot, 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 88°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 96°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Xiaoqi for warm-weather activities are from early May to mid 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 13 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 88°F and low of 75°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 29 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 52°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

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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 XiaoqiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmhotcomfortablefreezingcomfortable
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.

Portageville, Missouri, United States (7,368 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Xiaoqi (view comparison).

Clouds

In Xiaoqi, 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 Xiaoqi begins around September 20 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around February 3. 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 3 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around September 20. 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 XiaoqiclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 2059%Sep 2059%Feb 359%Feb 359%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 Xiaoqi varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from May 12 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 17.

The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from September 24 to May 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% 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 Xiaoqi changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from January 28 to January 11. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 36% on July 17.

Snow alone is the most common for 2.4 weeks, from January 11 to January 28. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 2% on January 4.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in XiaoqirainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 1736%Jul 1736%Jan 114%Jan 114%Jan 14%Jan 14%May 1220%May 1220%Sep 2420%Sep 2420%NowNowrain
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. Xiaoqi experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.2 months, from February 20 to November 26, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 19, with an average total accumulation of 4.8 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from November 26 to February 20. 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 Xiaoqi 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 XiaoqisnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 inJan 280.1 inJan 280.1 inJul 180.0 inJul 180.0 inNowNow
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 Xiaoqi 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 XiaoqiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 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 5:16 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 18 minutes later at 7:33 AM on January 8. The earliest sunset is at 5:18 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 24 minutes later at 7:42 PM on June 29.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in XiaoqiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 135:16 AMJun 135:16 AM7:42 PMJun 297:42 PMJun 29Dec 45:18 PMDec 45:18 PM7:33 AMJan 87:33 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.

Xiaoqi experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from June 2 to September 18, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 24% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 28, with muggy conditions 96% 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 XiaoqimuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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%96%Jul 2896%Jul 28Jun 224%Jun 224%Sep 1824%Sep 1824%NowNowmiserablemiserabledrydryoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggycomfortablecomfortable
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 Xiaoqi experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from February 9 to June 2, with average wind speeds of more than 7.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is May 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.2 months, from June 2 to February 9. The calmest day of the year is August 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in XiaoqiwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphMay 18.7 mphMay 18.7 mphAug 226.3 mphAug 226.3 mphFeb 97.5 mphFeb 97.5 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 Xiaoqi varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 4.8 months, from March 14 to August 7, with a peak percentage of 46% on July 12. The wind is most often from the east for 1.2 months, from August 7 to September 14, with a peak percentage of 36% on August 16. The wind is most often from the north for 6.0 months, from September 14 to March 14, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in XiaoqiNSENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastnorthwest
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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 Xiaoqi 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 Xiaoqi for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to mid June and from mid August to early October, with a peak score in the second week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Xiaoqibest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.96.90.10.16.76.75.05.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Xiaoqi for hot-weather activities is from early June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Xiaoqibest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.36.30.00.06.36.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 Xiaoqi typically lasts for 8.6 months (265 days), from around March 4 to around November 24, rarely starting before February 12 or after March 25, and rarely ending before November 5 or after December 12.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Xiaoqigrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 450%Mar 450%Nov 2450%Nov 2490%Mar 2590%Mar 2590%Nov 590%Nov 510%Feb 1210%Feb 1210%Dec 1210%Dec 120%Jan 140%Jan 14Jul 14100%Jul 14100%NowNowvery coldwarmhotcoolcold
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 Xiaoqi should appear around March 18, only rarely appearing before March 4 or after April 2.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in XiaoqiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FMar 1884°FMar 1884°FMay 20900°FMay 20900°FDec 314,903°FDec 314,903°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 4.2 months, from April 15 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.5 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 3.3 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 XiaoqibrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 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 155.5 kWhApr 155.5 kWhAug 205.5 kWhAug 205.5 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 Xiaoqi are 33.916 deg latitude, 113.061 deg longitude, and 459 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Xiaoqi contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 102 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 456 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (705 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (6,768 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Xiaoqi is covered by cropland (87%) and artificial surfaces (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (81%) and artificial surfaces (14%), and within 50 miles by cropland (62%) and trees (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Xiaoqi, 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 Xiaoqi.

At a distance of 98 kilometers from Xiaoqi, 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 Xiaoqi 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.