Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Baoding China
In Baoding, the summers are long, hot, humid, and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 15°F to 89°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Baoding for warm-weather activities are from mid May to late June and from early August to mid September.
Climate in Baoding
Average Temperature in Baoding
The hot season lasts for 4.2 months, from May 13 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is June 25, with an average high of 89°F and low of 68°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 23 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 15°F and high of 35°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Baoding
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 Baoding
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In Baoding, 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 Baoding begins around September 17 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around February 16. On December 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around February 16 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around September 17. On June 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Baoding
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Baoding varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.1 months, from June 9 to September 11, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on July 20.
The drier season lasts 8.9 months, from September 11 to June 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on December 15.
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 Baoding changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 10.0 months, from February 7 to December 8. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 38% on July 20.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.0 months, from December 8 to February 7. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 1% on January 12.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Baoding
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. Baoding experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 8 to October 30, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 24, with an average total accumulation of 4.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from October 30 to April 8. The least rain falls around January 9, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Baoding
The length of the day in Baoding varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 27 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Baoding
The earliest sunrise is at 4:52 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 45 minutes later at 7:36 AM on January 5. The earliest sunset is at 4:55 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 51 minutes later at 7:47 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Baoding during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Baoding
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Baoding
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.
Baoding experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from June 13 to September 13, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 21% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 2, with muggy conditions 85% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 5, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Baoding
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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 Baoding experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from February 28 to June 14, with average wind speeds of more than 7.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.5 months, from June 14 to February 28. The calmest day of the year is August 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Baoding
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Baoding varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 8.8 months, from February 7 to November 2, with a peak percentage of 46% on July 8. The wind is most often from the north for 3.2 months, from November 2 to February 7, with a peak percentage of 33% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Baoding
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Baoding 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 Baoding for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to late June and from early August to mid September, with a peak score in the last week of August.
Tourism Score in Baoding
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 Baoding for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
Beach/Pool Score in Baoding
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.
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 Baoding typically lasts for 7.3 months (223 days), from around March 27 to around November 5, rarely starting before March 11 or after April 12, and rarely ending before October 22 or after November 20.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Baoding
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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 Baoding should appear around April 3, only rarely appearing before March 27 or after April 13.
Growing Degree Days in Baoding
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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from April 10 to August 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 31, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 2 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 2.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Baoding
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Baoding are 38.851 deg latitude, 115.490 deg longitude, and 56 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Baoding is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 82 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 69 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (151 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (6,722 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Baoding is covered by artificial surfaces (82%) and cropland (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (70%) and artificial surfaces (29%), and within 50 miles by cropland (63%) and artificial surfaces (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Baoding, 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, Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Baoding.
At a distance of 94 kilometers from Baoding, 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 Baoding 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.
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 airports 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.
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.