China climate

When talking about the China weather, it is important to keep in mind the fact it is a huge country, and that it has the biggest range of various weather conditions in the world. It is hard to talk generally about China climate, since it varies from region to region, and the differences are not insignificant. Starting from the desert in Xinjiang to Inner Mongolian grasslands, and slowly moving towards the temperate forests and farmlands, through the rice paddies, tropical rainforest, and sunny beaches, you may realize that China has it all, even more than that. The differences between the north and south can be extreme, to the point of having the temperature of -40°C in the north and the temperature of 40°C in the south. If having to explain the climate of this vast country, the easiest way would be to start from the northeast, with hot and dry summers and severely cold winters, then to explain the north and central region as the area with hot summers and cold winters. Further on, the southeast region has semi-tropical summers and not so cold winters, while central, southern and western China are characterized by short and cool winters and hot and humid summers.

There are various climate zones, and by presenting them, the diversity of climate conditions in China is the most obvious. The warm-temperate zone includes cities such as Xi’an and Zhengzhou while Beijing is in the mid-temperate zone. Cold-temperate zone is characteristic of cities like Harbin, and subtropical and tropical zone covers Shanghai and Hong Kong, and Haikou and Sanya. In the end, typical for Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is plateau zone, with the representative city of Lhasa.

Taking all this into consideration, before you decide to travel to China, make sure you get well informed about the climate conditions of the cities you would like to visit. That will help you prepare yourself in terms of clothes and plans regarding indoor and outdoor activities.