Average Weather in Beishan China
In Beishan, the summers are hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy; the winters are very cold and mostly clear; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 92°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Beishan for warm-weather activities is from late September to late October.
The hot season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 10 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is July 24, with an average high of 92°F and low of 82°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 3 to March 8, with an average daily high temperature below 55°F. The coldest day of the year is January 19, with an average low of 37°F and high of 46°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
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In Beishan, 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 Beishan begins around September 4 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around March 18. On December 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 25% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around March 18 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around September 4. On July 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 76% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 24% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
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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 Beishan varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.5 months, from February 11 to August 29, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 50% on June 22.
The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from August 29 to February 11. The smallest chance of a wet day is 15% 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 50% on June 22.
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. Beishan experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Beishan. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 21, with an average total accumulation of 10.1 inches.
The least rain falls around December 22, with an average total accumulation of 1.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Beishan 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 Beishan varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 16 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:15 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 55 minutes later at 7:10 AM on January 10. The earliest sunset is at 5:16 PM on December 2, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 2 minutes later at 7:18 PM on July 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Beishan during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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
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.
Beishan experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from April 26 to October 8, 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 22, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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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 Beishan experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from January 6 to May 9, with average wind speeds of more than 7.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.9 months, from May 9 to January 6. The calmest day of the year is August 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Beishan varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.1 months, from April 24 to May 28 and for 2.4 months, from May 31 to August 13, with a peak percentage of 61% on July 13. The wind is most often from the east for 3.0 days, from May 28 to May 31, with a peak percentage of 30% on May 30. The wind is most often from the north for 8.4 months, from August 13 to April 24, with a peak percentage of 64% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Beishan 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 Beishan for general outdoor tourist activities is from late 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 Beishan for hot-weather activities is from late 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.
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 Beishan typically lasts for 11 months (326 days), from around February 3 to around December 26, rarely starting after February 27, or ending before December 7.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
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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 Beishan should appear around March 6, only rarely appearing before February 18 or after March 25.
Growing Degree Days
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 2.2 months, from April 28 to July 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 1, with an average of 5.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 10 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 24, with an average of 3.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Beishan are 29.293 deg latitude, 116.195 deg longitude, and 105 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Beishan contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 696 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 143 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,450 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,856 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Beishan is covered by cropland (53%), grassland (13%), artificial surfaces (13%), and trees (10%), within 10 miles by water (34%) and cropland (23%), and within 50 miles by cropland (36%) and trees (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Beishan, 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 Beishan.
At a distance of 56 kilometers from Beishan, 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 Beishan 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.