Average Weather in Lianhua China
In Lianhua, the summers are hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are very cold and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 91°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 97°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Lianhua for warm-weather activities is from mid September to late October.
The hot season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 8 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 91°F and low of 80°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 2 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 54°F. The coldest day of the year is January 19, with an average low of 35°F and high of 45°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 Lianhua, 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 Lianhua begins around September 2 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around March 15. On December 16, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around March 15 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around September 2. On July 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% 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 Lianhua varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.6 months, from February 13 to September 1, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 50% on June 20.
The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from September 1 to February 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 15% on December 17.
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 50% on June 20.
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. Lianhua experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Lianhua. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 23, with an average total accumulation of 10.2 inches.
The least rain falls around December 23, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Lianhua 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
The length of the day in Lianhua varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 15 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 3 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:15 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 57 minutes later at 7:12 AM on January 11. The earliest sunset is at 5:16 PM on December 2, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 4 minutes later at 7:20 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Lianhua during 2020.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Lianhua experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from April 28 to October 4, 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 24, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 21, 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 Lianhua experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from January 23 to May 13, with average wind speeds of more than 7.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.3 months, from May 13 to January 23. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Lianhua varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 2.9 weeks, from March 31 to April 20; for 3.4 weeks, from May 18 to June 11; and for 3.0 days, from August 13 to August 16, with a peak percentage of 35% on June 3. The wind is most often from the south for 4.0 weeks, from April 20 to May 18 and for 2.1 months, from June 11 to August 13, with a peak percentage of 58% on July 13. The wind is most often from the north for 7.5 months, from August 16 to March 31, with a peak percentage of 53% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Lianhua 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 Lianhua for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the first week of October.
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 Lianhua for hot-weather activities is from mid August to late September, with a peak score in the second week of September.
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 Lianhua typically lasts for 10 months (307 days), from around February 16 to around December 19, rarely starting after March 12, or ending before November 24.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Lianhua should appear around March 10, only rarely appearing before February 23 or after March 29.
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 2.2 months, from April 27 to July 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 31, with an average of 5.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 8 to February 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lianhua are 29.641 deg latitude, 115.979 deg longitude, and 328 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lianhua contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,562 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 441 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,767 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (4,898 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lianhua is covered by trees (55%), cropland (22%), and shrubs (13%), within 10 miles by trees (32%) and cropland (25%), and within 50 miles by cropland (34%) and trees (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lianhua, 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 Lianhua.
At a distance of 87 kilometers from Lianhua, 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 Lianhua 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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .