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Average Weather in Qiuchuan China

In Qiuchuan, the summers are hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy; the winters are short, very cold, and mostly clear; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 89°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 92°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Qiuchuan for warm-weather activities is from early September to mid October.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 29 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 89°F and low of 75°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from December 4 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 19, with an average low of 33°F and high of 52°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in QiuchuanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmhotvery coldcomfortablecomfortablevery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Memphis, Tennessee, United States (7,651 miles away); College Park, Georgia, United States (7,876 miles); and Belhaven, North Carolina, United States (7,890 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Qiuchuan (view comparison).

Clouds

In Qiuchuan, 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 Qiuchuan begins around September 5 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around March 17. On December 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 73% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 27% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 17 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around September 5. On July 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 79% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 21% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in QiuchuanclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Dec 1773%Dec 1773%Jul 421%Jul 421%Sep 547%Sep 547%Mar 1747%Mar 1747%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Qiuchuan varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.6 months, from February 10 to August 31, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 54% on June 21.

The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from August 31 to February 10. 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 54% on June 21.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in QiuchuanwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 2154%Jun 2154%Dec 1815%Dec 1815%Feb 1034%Feb 1034%Aug 3134%Aug 3134%rainmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Qiuchuan experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Qiuchuan. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 18, with an average total accumulation of 11.3 inches.

The least rain falls around December 22, with an average total accumulation of 1.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Qiuchuan 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

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in QiuchuansnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in2 in4 in6 in8 in10 in12 inJan 220.2 inJan 220.2 inJul 250.0 inJul 250.0 inDec 250.1 inDec 250.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Qiuchuan varies over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 18 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:07 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 54 minutes later at 7:01 AM on January 11. The earliest sunset is at 5:08 PM on December 2, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 0 minutes later at 7:09 PM on July 1.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Qiuchuan during 2019.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in QiuchuanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 115:07 AMJun 115:07 AM7:09 PMJul 17:09 PMJul 1Dec 25:08 PMDec 25:08 PM7:01 AMJan 117:01 AMJan 11daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2019. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

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.

Qiuchuan experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from April 28 to October 9, 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 28, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 13, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in QiuchuanmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 130%Jan 130%100%Jul 28100%Jul 28Apr 2825%Apr 2825%Oct 925%Oct 925%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivedrydryhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 Qiuchuan experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from January 12 to May 5, with average wind speeds of more than 6.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.2 months, from May 5 to January 12. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Qiuchuan varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.1 months, from June 23 to July 27, with a peak percentage of 39% on July 10. The wind is most often from the east for 11 months, from July 27 to June 23, with a peak percentage of 50% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in QiuchuanESEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Qiuchuan 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 Qiuchuan for general outdoor tourist activities is from early September to mid October, with a peak score in the last week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in QiuchuanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.96.90.30.35.65.64.14.1precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Qiuchuan for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Qiuchuanbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.85.80.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

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 Qiuchuan typically lasts for 8.7 months (267 days), from around March 6 to around November 28, rarely starting before February 12 or after March 28, and rarely ending before November 9 or after December 16.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Qiuchuangrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 650%Mar 650%Nov 2850%Nov 2890%Mar 2890%Mar 2890%Nov 990%Nov 910%Feb 1210%Feb 1210%Dec 1610%Dec 160%Jan 100%Jan 10Jul 19100%Jul 19100%very coldcoldwarmhotcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Qiuchuan should appear around February 22, only rarely appearing before February 9 or after March 12.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in QiuchuanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°FFeb 2285°FFeb 2285°FMay 12900°FMay 12900°FDec 315,450°FDec 315,450°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 4.9 months, from April 26 to September 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 25, with an average of 5.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 12 to February 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is January 7, with an average of 3.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in QiuchuanbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhMay 255.6 kWhMay 255.6 kWhJan 73.1 kWhJan 73.1 kWhSep 235.1 kWhSep 235.1 kWhNov 123.6 kWhNov 123.6 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Qiuchuan are 28.867 deg latitude, 118.317 deg longitude, and 719 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Qiuchuan contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,670 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 853 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,933 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,732 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Qiuchuan is covered by trees (50%), cropland (19%), and grassland (18%), within 10 miles by trees (64%) and cropland (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (75%) and cropland (14%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Qiuchuan, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Qiuchuan is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Qiuchuan, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

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 aiports 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.

Disclaimer

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.