Average Weather in Wenquan China
In Wenquan, the summers are warm, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, very cold, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 87°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 93°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Wenquan for warm-weather activities are from mid May to early June and from late August to early October.
The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 31 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 87°F and low of 76°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 4 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is January 19, with an average low of 31°F and high of 43°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 Wenquan, 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 Wenquan begins around September 2 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around March 8. On December 12, 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 8 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around September 2. On July 9, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 70% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 30% 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 Wenquan varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.3 months, from February 26 to September 5, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 47% on July 4.
The drier season lasts 5.8 months, from September 5 to February 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% 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 47% on July 4.
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. Wenquan experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Wenquan. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 28, with an average total accumulation of 10.5 inches.
The least rain falls around December 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 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. Wenquan experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from December 21 to March 16, 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 29, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from March 16 to December 21. 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 Wenquan varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 9 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:13 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 3 minutes later at 7:16 AM on January 10. The earliest sunset is at 5:15 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 9 minutes later at 7:24 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Wenquan during 2020.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Wenquan experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 12 to September 26, 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 99% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 20, 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 Wenquan experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from January 30 to May 19, with average wind speeds of more than 6.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.4 months, from May 19 to January 30. The calmest day of the year is August 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Wenquan varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.4 weeks, from April 21 to May 15 and for 1.8 months, from June 13 to August 6, with a peak percentage of 54% on July 13. The wind is most often from the east for 4.1 weeks, from May 15 to June 13 and for 8.5 months, from August 6 to April 21, with a peak percentage of 37% on June 3.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Wenquan 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 Wenquan for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to early June and from late August to early 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 Wenquan for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early September, with a peak score in the third 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 Wenquan typically lasts for 8.8 months (270 days), from around March 4 to around November 29, rarely starting before February 11 or after March 24, and rarely ending before November 9 or after December 16.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Wenquan should appear around March 22, only rarely appearing before March 7 or after April 6.
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 2.3 months, from April 25 to July 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 31, with an average of 6.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 6 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Wenquan are 30.849 deg latitude, 115.699 deg longitude, and 1,158 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wenquan contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,067 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,305 feet. Within 10 miles also contains large variations in elevation (3,219 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,745 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wenquan is covered by trees (73%) and cropland (24%), within 10 miles by trees (63%) and cropland (32%), and within 50 miles by trees (55%) and cropland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Wenquan, 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, Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Wenquan.
At a distance of 143 kilometers from Wenquan, 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 Wenquan 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 .