Average Weather in Linshui China
In Linshui, the summers are long, hot, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, very cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 95°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 103°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Linshui for warm-weather activities are from mid May to late June and from mid August to late September.
The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 8 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is June 29, with an average high of 95°F and low of 72°F.
The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 27 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 11, with an average low of 24°F and high of 42°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
In Linshui, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Linshui begins around October 10 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around February 3. On December 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 73% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 27% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around February 3 and lasts for 8.2 months, ending around October 10. On March 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Linshui varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.3 months, from June 9 to September 19, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on July 31.
The drier season lasts 8.7 months, from September 19 to June 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% 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 Linshui changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 10 months, from February 5 to December 21. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 34% on July 31.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.5 months, from December 21 to February 5. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 1% on February 3.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Linshui experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from March 29 to November 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 23, with an average total accumulation of 5.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from November 8 to March 29. The least rain falls around January 12, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Linshui varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 40 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:04 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 31 minutes later at 7:35 AM on January 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:07 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 38 minutes later at 7:45 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Linshui during 2017.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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.
Linshui experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from June 21 to September 5, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 17% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 31, with muggy conditions 69% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is November 27, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 Linshui experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from February 22 to June 11, with average wind speeds of more than 8.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.4 months, from June 11 to February 22. The calmest day of the year is August 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Linshui varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 5.1 months, from March 28 to August 30 and for 4.0 weeks, from September 2 to September 30, with a peak percentage of 42% on July 8. The wind is most often from the north for 3.0 days, from August 30 to September 2 and for 4.8 months, from November 2 to March 28, with a peak percentage of 28% on August 30. The wind is most often from the west for 1.1 months, from September 30 to November 2, with a peak percentage of 35% on October 29.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Linshui 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 Linshui for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to late June and from mid August to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.
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 Linshui for hot-weather activities is from mid June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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.
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 Linshui typically lasts for 7.5 months (229 days), from around March 25 to around November 10, rarely starting before March 6 or after April 13, and rarely ending before October 25 or after November 25.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and 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 Linshui should appear around March 21, only rarely appearing before March 12 or after April 1.
Growing Degree Days
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 4.0 months, from April 10 to August 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 31, with an average of 6.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 3 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Linshui are 36.425 deg latitude, 114.205 deg longitude, and 502 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Linshui contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 669 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 506 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,552 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,063 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Linshui is covered by artificial surfaces (46%), cropland (27%), and grassland (22%), within 10 miles by cropland (69%) and grassland (13%), and within 50 miles by cropland (56%) and grassland (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Linshui, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Linshui is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Linshui, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
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 aiports 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.
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.