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Average Weather at Taiyuan Wusu International Airport China

At Taiyuan Wusu International Airport, the summers are long, warm, and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 12°F to 85°F and is rarely below 3°F or above 93°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Taiyuan Wusu International Airport for warm-weather activities is from late May to early September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 4.2 months, from May 8 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is July 16, with an average high of 85°F and low of 67°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 24 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 12°F and high of 35°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 at Taiyuan Wusu International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmfreezingvery coldfrigid
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.

Wahoo, Nebraska, United States (6,685 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Taiyuan Wusu International Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Taiyuan Wusu International Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Taiyuan Wusu International Airport begins around October 13 and lasts for 3.9 months, ending around February 10. On December 18, 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 February 10 and lasts for 8.1 months, ending around October 13. On March 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Taiyuan Wusu International AirportclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Dec 1875%Dec 1875%Mar 2757%Mar 2757%Oct 1366%Oct 1366%Feb 1067%Feb 1067%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 at Taiyuan Wusu International Airport varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.2 months, from May 24 to September 30, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on July 31.

The drier season lasts 7.8 months, from September 30 to May 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on December 22.

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 at Taiyuan Wusu International Airport changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 9.5 months, from February 21 to December 8. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 33% on July 31.

Snow alone is the most common for 1.9 months, from December 22 to February 18. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 1% on January 26.

Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 2.4 weeks, from February 18 to February 21 and from December 8 to December 22. The highest chance of a day with mixed snow and rain is 1% on April 4.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Taiyuan Wusu International AirportsnowrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 3133%Jul 3133%Dec 221%Dec 221%Feb 182%Feb 182%May 2417%May 2417%Sep 3017%Sep 3017%rain
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. Taiyuan Wusu International Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from April 6 to October 30, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 27, with an average total accumulation of 3.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from October 30 to April 6. The least rain falls around January 12, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall at Taiyuan Wusu International AirportrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in2 in4 in6 in8 inJul 273.7 inJul 273.7 inJan 120.0 inJan 120.0 inApr 60.5 inApr 60.5 inOct 300.5 inOct 300.5 in
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.

Sun

The length of the day at Taiyuan Wusu International Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 33 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 47 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Taiyuan Wusu International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2112 hr, 7 minMar 2114 hr, 47 minJun 2114 hr, 47 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2312 hr, 10 minSep 239 hr, 33 minDec 229 hr, 33 minDec 22nightnightday
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 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 38 minutes later at 7:45 AM on January 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 45 minutes later at 7:55 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Taiyuan Wusu International Airport during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Taiyuan Wusu International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 145:07 AMJun 145:07 AM7:55 PMJun 287:55 PMJun 28Dec 75:10 PMDec 75:10 PM7:45 AMJan 67:45 AMJan 6daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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.

Taiyuan Wusu International Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from June 25 to August 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 12% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 30, with muggy conditions 46% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 22, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Taiyuan Wusu International AirportmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 220%Feb 220%Jul 3046%Jul 3046%Jun 2512%Jun 2512%Aug 2912%Aug 2912%drydryhumidhumidoppressiveoppressivecomfortablecomfortable
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 at Taiyuan Wusu International Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from February 12 to June 2, with average wind speeds of more than 7.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.4 months, from June 2 to February 12. The calmest day of the year is August 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Taiyuan Wusu International AirportwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mphApr 279.7 mphApr 279.7 mphAug 305.8 mphAug 305.8 mphFeb 127.7 mphFeb 127.7 mph
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 at Taiyuan Wusu International Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 4.0 months, from May 31 to September 29, with a peak percentage of 44% on July 30. The wind is most often from the west for 8.1 months, from September 29 to May 31, with a peak percentage of 51% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Taiyuan Wusu International AirportWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 at Taiyuan Wusu International Airport 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 Taiyuan Wusu International Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to early September, with a peak score in the third week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Taiyuan Wusu International Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.07.00.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Taiyuan Wusu International Airport for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Taiyuan Wusu International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.75.70.00.0 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 at Taiyuan Wusu International Airport typically lasts for 6.4 months (195 days), from around April 9 to around October 21, rarely starting before March 20 or after April 28, and rarely ending before October 3 or after November 6.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Taiyuan Wusu International Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 950%Apr 950%Oct 2150%Oct 2190%Apr 2890%Apr 2890%Oct 390%Oct 310%Mar 2010%Mar 2010%Nov 610%Nov 60%Jan 260%Jan 26Jul 15100%Jul 15100%freezingvery coldcoolcomfortablewarmhotfrigidcold
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 at Taiyuan Wusu International Airport should appear around April 7, only rarely appearing before March 29 or after April 16.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Taiyuan Wusu International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°F3,500°FApr 790°FApr 790°FJun 7900°FJun 7900°FJul 161,800°FJul 161,800°FDec 313,470°FDec 313,470°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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from April 10 to August 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 31, with an average of 6.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 3 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Taiyuan Wusu International AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhMay 316.9 kWhMay 316.9 kWhDec 232.7 kWhDec 232.7 kWhApr 106.0 kWhApr 106.0 kWhAug 56.0 kWhAug 56.0 kWhFeb 63.5 kWhFeb 63.5 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 Taiyuan Wusu International Airport are 37.747 deg latitude, 112.628 deg longitude, and 2,556 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Taiyuan Wusu International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 108 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,557 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,037 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,223 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Taiyuan Wusu International Airport is covered by cropland (54%) and artificial surfaces (42%), within 10 miles by cropland (48%) and artificial surfaces (28%), and within 50 miles by cropland (33%) and grassland (33%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Taiyuan Wusu International Airport, 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

Taiyuan Wusu International Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

There are no other weather stations in our network within 200 kilometers of this location. Consequently, in the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on NASA's MERRA-2 modern-era reanalysis , adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal differences between this station and the wide-area MERRA-2 reconstructed values.

Other Data

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.

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 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.