Average Weather in Youfang China
In Youfang, the summers are long, hot, humid, and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 89°F and is rarely below 15°F or above 97°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Youfang for warm-weather activities are from early May to mid June and from mid August to early October.
The hot season lasts for 4.2 months, from May 12 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is June 27, with an average high of 89°F and low of 73°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 25 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 48°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 22°F and high of 37°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 Youfang, 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 Youfang begins around August 29 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around February 2. On December 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around February 2 and lasts for 6.9 months, ending around August 29. On March 26, 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
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 Youfang varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.0 months, from June 9 to September 9, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on July 22.
The drier season lasts 9.0 months, from September 9 to June 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on January 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 in Youfang changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from January 5 to January 19 and from January 30 to December 14. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 37% on July 22.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.1 months, from January 19 to January 30 and from December 14 to January 5. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 1% on November 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. Youfang experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from April 1 to November 5, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 26, with an average total accumulation of 4.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from November 5 to April 1. 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 Youfang varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 37 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:56 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 34 minutes later at 7:30 AM on January 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:59 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 41 minutes later at 7:40 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Youfang during 2020.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Youfang experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from June 12 to September 13, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 23% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 27, with muggy conditions 91% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 15, 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 Youfang experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from February 17 to June 19, with average wind speeds of more than 8.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.0 months, from June 19 to February 17. The calmest day of the year is August 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Youfang varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 10 months, from January 24 to December 3, with a peak percentage of 58% on July 7. The wind is most often from the north for 1.7 months, from December 3 to January 24, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Youfang 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 Youfang for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to mid June and from mid August to early October, with a peak score in the second 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 Youfang for hot-weather activities is from early June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of June.
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 Youfang typically lasts for 7.9 months (240 days), from around March 16 to around November 11, rarely starting before February 29 or after April 1, and rarely ending before October 28 or after November 26.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Youfang should appear around March 26, only rarely appearing before March 18 or after April 5.
Growing Degree Days
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 9 to August 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 30, with an average of 6.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 2 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 18, with an average of 2.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Youfang are 37.011 deg latitude, 115.770 deg longitude, and 102 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Youfang is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 49 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 103 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (75 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (180 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Youfang is covered by cropland (75%) and artificial surfaces (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (80%) and artificial surfaces (16%), and within 50 miles by cropland (81%) and artificial surfaces (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Youfang, 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Youfang.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Youfang according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Youfang is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Youfang and a given station.
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .