Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Zhouxiang China
In Zhouxiang, the summers are short, hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are very cold, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 92°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 99°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Zhouxiang for warm-weather activities is from mid September to late October.
Climate in Zhouxiang
Average Temperature in Zhouxiang
The hot season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 18 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 92°F and low of 79°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 4 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 55°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 35°F and high of 46°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Zhouxiang
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 Zhouxiang
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States (7,497 miles away); Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States (7,743 miles); and Hassa, Turkey (4,740 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Zhouxiang (view comparison).
In Zhouxiang, 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 Zhouxiang begins around September 2 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around March 15. On December 13, 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 15 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around September 2. On July 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 78% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 22% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Zhouxiang
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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 Zhouxiang varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.8 months, from February 19 to September 12, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 48% on June 23.
The drier season lasts 5.2 months, from September 12 to February 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 14% 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 48% on June 23.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Zhouxiang
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. Zhouxiang experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Zhouxiang. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 23, with an average total accumulation of 7.2 inches.
The least rain falls around December 22, with an average total accumulation of 1.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Zhouxiang
The length of the day in Zhouxiang varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 12 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Zhouxiang
The earliest sunrise is at 4:53 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 59 minutes later at 6:52 AM on January 10. The earliest sunset is at 4:54 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 6 minutes later at 7:01 PM on July 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Zhouxiang during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Zhouxiang
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 Zhouxiang
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.
Zhouxiang experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from May 10 to October 12, 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 December 22, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Zhouxiang
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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 Zhouxiang experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from October 26 to May 16, with average wind speeds of more than 8.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.3 months, from May 16 to October 26. The calmest day of the year is June 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Zhouxiang
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Zhouxiang varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.6 weeks, from March 31 to April 11; for 3.6 weeks, from May 22 to June 16; and for 1.3 months, from August 14 to September 23, with a peak percentage of 42% on September 13. The wind is most often from the south for 1.4 months, from April 11 to May 22 and for 1.9 months, from June 16 to August 14, with a peak percentage of 53% on July 21. The wind is most often from the north for 6.3 months, from September 23 to March 31, with a peak percentage of 55% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Zhouxiang
Zhouxiang 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 3.3 months, from June 24 to October 1, with an average temperature above 75°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 8, with an average temperature of 83°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.4 months, from December 24 to April 5, with an average temperature below 52°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 9, with an average temperature of 45°F.
Average Water Temperature in Zhouxiang
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Zhouxiang 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 Zhouxiang for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the first week of October.
Tourism Score in Zhouxiang
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 Zhouxiang for hot-weather activities is from early August to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.
Beach/Pool Score in Zhouxiang
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 Zhouxiang typically lasts for 9.7 months (294 days), from around February 20 to around December 11, rarely starting before January 26 or after March 14, and rarely ending before November 22 or after January 1.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Zhouxiang
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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 Zhouxiang should appear around March 12, only rarely appearing before February 23 or after March 31.
Growing Degree Days in Zhouxiang
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 1.9 months, from April 23 to June 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 22, with an average of 5.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 8 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is January 3, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Zhouxiang
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Zhouxiang are 30.174 deg latitude, 121.128 deg longitude, and 33 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Zhouxiang is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 36 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 21 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (899 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,422 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Zhouxiang is covered by cropland (60%) and artificial surfaces (36%), within 10 miles by cropland (57%) and artificial surfaces (19%), and within 50 miles by water (34%) and cropland (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Zhouxiang, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Zhouxiang.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Zhouxiang 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 Zhouxiang is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Zhouxiang and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ningbo Lishe International Airport (ZSNB, 51%, 51 kilometers, southeast); Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (ZSHC, 34%, 67 kilometers, west); and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (ZSSS, 15%, 116 kilometers, north).
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.