China Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
CfaHumid subtropical, no dry seasonTemperate10 Anhui Chongqing Fujian Guangxi Guizhou Hubei Hunan Jiangxi Shanghai Zhejiang
BskMid-latitude steppeArid5 Gansu Hebei Inner Mongolia Ningxia Shanxi
DwaHumid continental, severe dry winter, hot summerCold (continental)5 Beijing Jilin Liaoning Shaanxi Tianjin
CwaHumid subtropical, dry winterTemperate4 Guangdong Henan Jiangsu Shandong
CwbTemperate highland tropical climate with dry wintersTemperate2 Sichuan Yunnan
EtTundraPolar2 Qinghai Tibet
AwTropical wet and dry or savannaTropical1 Hainan
BwkMid-latitude desertArid1 Xinjiang
DwbHumid continental, severe dry winter, warm summerCold (continental)1 Heilongjiang

Summary: Most regions (10) in China lie in the Humid subtropical, no dry season climate zone (Köppen: Cfa). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 25.71°C (78.28°F) in Hainan to a low of 0.62°C (33.12°F) in Tibet.

Climate China: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)22.1(71.78)25.11(77.2)29.22(84.6)31.62(88.92)33.39(92.1)34.23(93.61)34.13(93.43)34.08(93.34)30.98(87.76)28.23(82.81)25.93(78.67)22.05(71.69)34.23(93.61)
Average high °C (°F)3.76(38.77)6.99(44.58)13.12(55.62)19.3(66.74)24.2(75.56)27.27(81.09)29.2(84.56)28.53(83.35)24.21(75.58)18.56(65.41)11.89(53.4)5.22(41.4)17.69(63.84)
Daily mean °C (°F)0.61(33.1)3.73(38.71)9.87(49.77)16.05(60.89)21.07(69.93)24.4(75.92)26.34(79.41)25.54(77.97)21.2(70.16)15.54(59.97)8.91(48.04)2.2(35.96)14.62(58.32)
Average low °C (°F)-3.78(25.2)-1.38(29.52)4.05(39.29)9.52(49.14)14.45(58.01)18.33(64.99)20.49(68.88)19.72(67.5)15.63(60.13)10.34(50.61)4.34(39.81)-2.05(28.31)9.14(48.45)
Record low °C (°F)-24.44(-11.99)-21.81(-7.26)-12.35(9.77)-5.15(22.73)-0.21(31.62)4.82(40.68)6.6(43.88)5.99(42.78)3.19(37.74)-2.97(26.65)-11.85(10.67)-21.95(-7.51)-24.44(-11.99)
Average precipitation mm (inches)16.24(0.64)18.49(0.73)29.35(1.16)40.68(1.6)65.45(2.58)91.91(3.62)99.88(3.93)92.66(3.65)59.24(2.33)29.36(1.16)19.21(0.76)13.24(0.52)47.98(1.89)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)3.183.615.456.999.2911.2713.2312.499.115.164.162.787.23
Average relative humidity (%)62.2861.2656.155.157.8664.4769.0869.9268.4761.2561.4859.762.25
Mean monthly sunshine hours8.08.7510.0711.3812.2912.6812.5411.9310.739.057.947.910.27

China Climate Graph

China

China’s Cities by Temperature

China’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Hainan
25.71°C | 78.28°F
Guangdong
23.24°C | 73.83°F
Guangxi
22.52°C | 72.54°F
Jiangxi
20.72°C | 69.3°F
Fujian
19.79°C | 67.62°F
Hunan
18.79°C | 65.82°F
Zhejiang
18.79°C | 65.82°F
Hubei
18.61°C | 65.5°F
Shanghai
18.33°C | 64.99°F
Anhui
18.14°C | 64.65°F
Yunnan
18.11°C | 64.6°F
Henan
17.5°C | 63.5°F
Jiangsu
17.38°C | 63.28°F
Chongqing
17.03°C | 62.65°F
Hebei
16.38°C | 61.48°F
Guizhou
16.06°C | 60.91°F
Sichuan
16.03°C | 60.85°F
Tianjin
15.24°C | 59.43°F
Shandong
15.11°C | 59.2°F
Beijing
14.62°C | 58.32°F
Shaanxi
13.26°C | 55.87°F
Shanxi
12.17°C | 53.91°F
Liaoning
10.74°C | 51.33°F
Gansu
10.7°C | 51.26°F
Ningxia
10.45°C | 50.81°F
Qinghai
8.53°C | 47.35°F
Inner Mongolia
6.3°C | 43.34°F
Jilin
6.17°C | 43.11°F
Xinjiang
3.13°C | 37.63°F
Heilongjiang
3.11°C | 37.6°F
Tibet
0.62°C | 33.12°F

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