Average Weather in Pingtai China
In Pingtai, the summers are long, warm, and partly cloudy and the winters are frigid, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -6°F to 87°F and is rarely below -16°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Pingtai for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 13 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest day of the year is July 24, with an average high of 87°F and low of 65°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 23 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 26°F. The coldest day of the year is January 14, with an average low of -6°F and high of 12°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
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
In Pingtai, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Pingtai begins around August 9 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around March 23. On January 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around March 23 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around August 9. On June 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 47% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 53% 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 Pingtai varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.2 months, from May 29 to September 5, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on July 12.
The drier season lasts 8.7 months, from September 5 to May 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on January 28.
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 Pingtai changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.5 months, from March 25 to November 7. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 40% on July 12.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.5 months, from November 7 to March 25. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 2% on March 7.
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. Pingtai experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from April 17 to October 11, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 15, with an average total accumulation of 3.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 11 to April 17. The least rain falls around January 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Pingtai varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 8 hours, 41 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 3:59 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 31 minutes later at 7:30 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:05 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 38 minutes later at 7:43 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Pingtai during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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.
Pingtai experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 1.8 months, from June 29 to August 24, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 7% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 30, with muggy conditions 28% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is November 13, 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
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 Pingtai experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from February 24 to June 5, with average wind speeds of more than 9.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.6 months, from June 5 to February 24. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Pingtai varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.0 months, from June 13 to August 13, with a peak percentage of 36% on July 7. The wind is most often from the north for 2.0 months, from August 13 to October 14 and for 6.6 months, from November 26 to June 13, with a peak percentage of 36% on October 10. The wind is most often from the west for 1.4 months, from October 14 to November 26, with a peak percentage of 41% on November 14.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Pingtai 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 Pingtai for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the second week of August.
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 Pingtai for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Pingtai typically lasts for 5.2 months (157 days), from around April 30 to around October 4, rarely starting before April 16 or after May 14, and rarely ending before September 19 or after October 20.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and 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 Pingtai should appear around April 29, only rarely appearing before April 21 or after May 7.
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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from April 20 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 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 3.0 months, from November 2 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pingtai are 45.717 deg latitude, 122.650 deg longitude, and 574 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pingtai contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 128 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 581 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (348 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,785 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pingtai is covered by cropland (54%), artificial surfaces (22%), and grassland (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (56%) and grassland (26%), and within 50 miles by cropland (38%) and grassland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pingtai, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Pingtai 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 Pingtai, 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.
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.