Weather

  Overview  
  Mean Monthly High/Low Temperature in Fahrenheit  
  Mean Monthly High/Low Temperature in Celcius  
  Highest Recorded Temperature in Farenheit  
  Highest Recorded Temperature in Celcius  
  Lowest Recorded Temperature in Farenheit  
  Lowest Recorded Temperature in Celcius  
  Average # of days above 70° F / 21° C  
  Average # of days below 32° F / 0° C  
  Mean Total Rainfall (in inches)  
  Mean Total Rainfall (in mm.)  
  Number of Days with Rain ( > 1 mm.)  
  Average Number of Days with Thundershowers  
  Mean Daily Sunshine Hours  
  Sources  

  Overview China is a vast country of extremes, the 4th largest country in the world, just behind the U.S. (9,629,091 sq. kms. to 9,596,960 sq. kms./3,717,813 sq. miles to 3,705,407 sq. miles). In terms of climate zones, for comparison, it stretches as far north as Hudson Bay in Canada, and as far south as Mexico City. Its highest mountain, Mt. Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) is the highest in the world at 8,850 m. (29,035 ft.). Its lowest point is -154 m. (-500 ft.) below sea level, compared with -86 m. (-282 ft.) for Death Valley, and -409 m. (-1,342 ft.) for the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. Approximately 65% of its landmass is covered with mountains or hills. It has a full four seasons in most of the country.  
 
  The following data reflect the weather in Beijing, the capital. Data is available for some additional major cities on their respective web page(s) in this website. Click on the "Weather" button on the left panel, if visible, for each city.

 
 
  Mean Monthly High/Low Temperature in ° F - Jan 34.9/15.1; Feb 39.2/19.6; Mar 52.3/30.9; Apr 67.8/45; May 79.5/55.8; Jun 86.5/64.8; Jul 87.4/70.9; Aug 85.1/68.7; Sep 78.4/57.6; Oct 66.2/45.1; Nov 50.2/31.3; Dec 37.9/19.6  
   
  Mean Monthly High/Low Temperature in ° C - Jan 1.6/-9.4; Feb 4/-6.9; Mar 11.3/-0.6; Apr 19.9/7.2; May 26.4/13.2; Jun 30.3/18.2; Jul 30.8/21.6; Aug 29.5/20.4; Sep 25.8/14.2; Oct 19/7.3; Nov 10.1/-0.4; Dec 3.3/-6.9
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  Highest Recorded Temperature in ° F - Jan 54; Feb 64; Mar 82; Apr 90; May 99; Jun 104; Jul 104; Aug 107; Sep 92; Oct 84; Nov 75; Dec 66  
   
  Highest Recorded Temperature in ° C - Jan 12; Feb 17; Mar 27; Apr 32; May 37; Jun 40; Jul 40; Aug 41; Sep 33; Oct 28; Nov 23; Dec 18
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  Lowest Recorded Temperature in ° F - Jan 1; Feb 5; Mar 17; Apr 30; May 39; Jun 48; Jul 63; Aug 54; Sep 36; Oct 28; Nov 10; Dec 6  
   
  Lowest Recorded Temperature in ° C - Jan -17; Feb -15; Mar -8; Apr -1; May 3; Jun 8; Jul 17; Aug 12; Sep 2; Oct -2; Nov -12; Dec -14
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  Average # of days above 70° F / 21° C - Jan 0; Feb 0; Mar 1; Apr 13; May 27; Jun 30; Jul 31; Aug 31; Sep 28; Oct 11; Nov 0; Dec 0  
   
  Average # of days below 32° F / 0° C - Jan 31; Feb 27; Mar 15; Apr 0; May 0; Jun 0; Jul 0; Aug 0; Sep 0; Oct 1; Nov 16; Dec 30
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  Mean Total Rainfall (in inches) - Jan 0.1; Feb 0.2; Mar 0.4; Apr 1.0; May 1.1; Jun 2.8; Jul 6.9; Aug 7.2; Sep 1.9; Oct 0.7; Nov 0.2; Dec 0.1  
   
  Mean Total Rainfall (in mm.) - Jan 2.6; Feb 5.9; Mar 9.0; Apr 26.4; May 28.7; Jun 70.7; Jul 175.6; Aug 182.2; Sep 48.7; Oct 18.8; Nov 6.0; Dec 2.3
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  Number of Days with Rain ( > 1 mm.) - Jan 0.7; Feb 1.5; Mar 2.0; Apr 3.0; May 3.9; Jun 5.9; Jul 10.3; Aug 9.4; Sep 4.4; Oct 2.8; Nov 1.3; Dec 0.7
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  Average Number of Days with Thundershowers - Jan 0; Feb 0; Mar 0; Apr 1; May 2; Jun 7; Jul 8; Aug 7; Sep 3; Oct 0; Nov 0; Dec 0
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  Mean Daily Sunshine Hours - Jan 6.5; Feb 6.9; Mar 7.8; Apr 8.2; May 9.3; Jun 9.1; Jul 7.2; Aug 7.4; Sep 8.1; Oct 7.3; Nov 6.4; Dec 6.0
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  Sources: The World Weather Information Service of the World Meteorological Organization website maintained by the Hong Kong Observatory; and weatherbase.com.