Average Weather in Hetang China
In Hetang, the summers are hot, oppressive, wet, and overcast and the winters are cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 92°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 100°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Hetang for warm-weather activities is from early September to mid October.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 13 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is July 14, with an average high of 92°F and low of 71°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 1 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is January 27, with an average low of 34°F and high of 53°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
Clinton, North Carolina, United States (8,036 miles away); İzmir, Turkey (5,205 miles); and Gorgān, Iran (3,797 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Hetang (view comparison).
In Hetang, 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 Hetang begins around September 15 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around March 21. On December 6, 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 March 21 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around September 15. On June 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 80% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 20% 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 Hetang varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.7 months, from February 23 to September 12, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 54% on June 10.
The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from September 12 to February 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% on December 19.
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 10.
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. Hetang experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Hetang. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 11, with an average total accumulation of 8.6 inches.
The least rain falls around December 27, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 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. Hetang experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from December 26 to March 14, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 7, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 9.4 months, from March 14 to December 26. The least snow falls around August 6, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Hetang varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 28 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:09 AM on June 9, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 44 minutes later at 6:53 AM on January 12. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on December 1, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 51 minutes later at 7:01 PM on July 2.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Hetang during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Hetang experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 9 to October 5, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 24% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 31, with muggy conditions 97% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 4, 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
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Hetang varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.7 months, from June 10 to August 2, with a peak percentage of 53% on July 5. The wind is most often from the east for 10 months, from August 2 to June 10, with a peak percentage of 47% on January 1.
Hetang is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.9 months, from June 14 to October 11, with an average temperature above 76°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 28, with an average temperature of 81°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.5 months, from December 21 to April 6, with an average temperature below 61°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 2, with an average temperature of 56°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Hetang 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 Hetang for general outdoor tourist activities is from early September to mid 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 Hetang for hot-weather activities is from early July to early September, with a peak score in the first 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 Hetang typically lasts for 8.4 months (256 days), from around March 15 to around November 26, rarely starting before February 23 or after April 6, and rarely ending before November 3 or after December 19.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Hetang should appear around February 18, only rarely appearing before February 5 or after March 9.
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 2.1 months, from June 20 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 14, with an average of 6.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 10 to February 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is January 8, with an average of 3.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Hetang are 26.663 deg latitude, 119.111 deg longitude, and 1,762 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Hetang contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,352 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,644 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,239 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,017 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Hetang is covered by trees (56%) and cropland (31%), within 10 miles by trees (66%) and grassland (13%), and within 50 miles by trees (60%) and grassland (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Hetang, 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 Hetang.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Hetang 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 Hetang is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Hetang and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .