Climate of China

Spread over such a vast area of territory, China has a complex topography; therefore China is subject to the worst extremes in weather, from the bitterly cold to the unbearably hot. China is characterized by a continental climate, and the climate differs from region to region.

In north China, such as Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia, summer is dry and sweltering while the Inner Mongolia and Beijing area. On the Tibet-Qinghai plateau (about 4,000m above sea level), winter is long and extremely cold while summer is short and moderately warm. There is little precipitation in this area and the temperature fluctuation is great between day and night.

In central china (the valley along where the Yangtze River travel), summer is long, hot and humid while winter is short and cold.  In the areas south of the Yangtze River, temperature rarely falls below freezing. In the far south, areas around Guangzhou, the summer is long, humid and hot while the winter is short and comfortable, a paradise consider by many northerners. The rainy season runs from may through august and typhoons frequently occur in the southeast coast between July and September.

The abovementioned is a rough guide to avoid the extremes of temperature. For more exact  info about China climate, weather and temperature or check the newest City Weather Forecast,  please visit

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