Average Weather in Pingxi China
In Pingxi, the summers are warm, oppressive, and mostly cloudy; the winters are short, very cold, and partly cloudy; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 88°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 92°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Pingxi for warm-weather activities is from early September to mid October.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from June 2 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 88°F and low of 74°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 5 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 57°F. The coldest day of the year is January 19, with an average low of 34°F and high of 49°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
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (7,821 miles away) and Belhaven, North Carolina, United States (8,040 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Pingxi (view comparison).
In Pingxi, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Pingxi begins around September 7 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around March 16. On October 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 72% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 28% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around March 16 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around September 7. On July 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 78% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 22% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Pingxi varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from February 11 to August 25, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 52% on June 8.
The drier season lasts 5.5 months, from August 25 to February 11. The smallest chance of a wet day is 14% on December 18.
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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 52% on June 8.
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. Pingxi experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Pingxi. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 11, with an average total accumulation of 10.3 inches.
The least rain falls around December 25, with an average total accumulation of 1.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Pingxi experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from December 10 to March 10, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 31, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from March 10 to December 10. The least snow falls around July 18, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Pingxi varies over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 26 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:21 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 46 minutes later at 7:07 AM on January 13. The earliest sunset is at 5:22 PM on December 1, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 53 minutes later at 7:14 PM on July 2.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Pingxi during 2020.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Pingxi experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from April 20 to October 9, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 12, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 30, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Pingxi experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from January 3 to May 18, with average wind speeds of more than 6.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.5 months, from May 18 to January 3. The calmest day of the year is August 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Pingxi varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 4.0 months, from April 17 to August 17, with a peak percentage of 71% on July 9. The wind is most often from the north for 8.0 months, from August 17 to April 17, with a peak percentage of 66% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Pingxi 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 time of year to visit Pingxi for general outdoor tourist activities is from early September to mid October, with a peak score in the last 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 Pingxi for hot-weather activities is from early July to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.
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.
The growing season in Pingxi typically lasts for 9.3 months (280 days), from around February 26 to around December 2, rarely starting before February 5 or after March 17, and rarely ending before November 12 or after December 23.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Pingxi should appear around February 26, only rarely appearing before February 12 or after March 17.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 6 to September 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 18, with an average of 5.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 13 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is January 7, with an average of 3.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pingxi are 27.116 deg latitude, 115.931 deg longitude, and 1,486 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pingxi contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,768 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,447 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,035 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,371 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pingxi is covered by trees (99%), within 10 miles by trees (90%), and within 50 miles by trees (74%) and cropland (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pingxi, 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, Nanchang Changbei International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Pingxi.
At a distance of 195 kilometers from Pingxi, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Pingxi to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 47%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 53%.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .