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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.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

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 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 PingxiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhotvery coldvery cold
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.

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).

Clouds

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

Cloud Cover Categories in PingxiclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Oct 2572%Oct 2572%Jul 422%Jul 422%Sep 746%Sep 746%Mar 1647%Mar 1647%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
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 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

Daily Chance of Precipitation in PingxiwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 852%Jun 852%Dec 1814%Dec 1814%Feb 1133%Feb 1133%Aug 2533%Aug 2533%NowNowrainsnow
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. 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

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

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 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 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

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in PingxiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2013 hr, 51 minJun 2113 hr, 51 minJun 2112 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 2210 hr, 26 minDec 2110 hr, 26 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 5:21 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in PingxiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 105:21 AMJun 105:21 AM7:14 PMJul 27:14 PMJul 2Dec 15:22 PMDec 15:22 PM7:07 AMJan 137:07 AMJan 13daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. 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.

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.

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

Humidity Comfort Levels in PingximuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 300%Dec 300%100%Jul 12100%Jul 12Apr 2025%Apr 2025%Oct 925%Oct 925%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivedrydryhumidhumidmuggymuggycomfortablecomfortable
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 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

Average Wind Speed in PingxiwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mphMar 266.8 mphMar 266.8 mphAug 215.2 mphAug 215.2 mphJan 36.0 mphJan 36.0 mphMay 186.0 mphMay 186.0 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 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.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in PingxiNSNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsouthnortheastwest
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 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.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in PingxiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.17.10.30.35.55.54.54.5NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Pingxi for hot-weather activities is from early July to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Pingxibest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.75.70.00.0NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Pingxigrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Feb 2650%Feb 2650%Dec 250%Dec 290%Mar 1790%Mar 1790%Nov 1290%Nov 1210%Feb 510%Feb 510%Dec 2310%Dec 230%Jan 120%Jan 12Jul 17100%Jul 17100%very coldcoldcomfortablewarmhotcool
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 Pingxi should appear around February 26, only rarely appearing before February 12 or after March 17.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in PingxiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°FFeb 2685°FFeb 2685°FMay 14900°FMay 14900°FDec 315,224°FDec 315,224°F
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 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

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in PingxibrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhJul 185.8 kWhJul 185.8 kWhJan 73.2 kWhJan 73.2 kWhMay 65.2 kWhMay 65.2 kWhSep 225.2 kWhSep 225.2 kWhNov 133.7 kWhNov 133.7 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 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%).

Data Sources

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%.

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 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.

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.