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China Climate Types 
 Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Alpine-Cold Climate - Lhasa
Average temperature and rainfall monthly
Month
Jan.
Feb.
March
April
May
June
July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Average Temperature (C)
-2.1
1.1
4.6
8.1
11.9
15.5
15.3
14.5
12.8
8.1
2.2
-1.7
Average Temperature (F)
28.2
44.0
40.3
46.6
53.4
60.0
59.5
58.1
55.0
46.6
36.0
29.0
Average Rainfall (mm)
0.5
0.7
2.0
5.2
26.6
72.3
119.4
122.6
58.3
10.2
1.7
1.0
Average Rainfall (inch)
0.02
0.03
0.08
0.20
1.05
2.85
4.70
4.83
2.30
0.40
0.07
0.04

 Temperate Continental Climate - Urumqi
Average temperature and rainfall monthly
Month
Jan.
Feb.
March
April
May
June
July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Average Temperature (C)
-12
-15.1
-4.0
10.1
13.1
21
23.5
22.0
18.1
7.2
-1.1
-6.2
Average Temperature (F)
10.4
4.8
24.8
50.2
55.6
69.8
74.3
71.6
64.6
45.0
30.0
20.8
Average Rainfall (mm)
11.5
9.7
8.7
10.9
18.1
14.2
22.0
13.6
15.4
16.6
19.0
15.6
Average Rainfall (inch)
0.45
0.38
0.34
0.43
0.71
0.56
0.87
0.54
0.61
0.65
0.75
0.61

 Temperate Monsoon Climate - Beijing
Average temperature and rainfall monthly
Month
Jan.
Feb.
March
April
May
June
July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Average Temperature (C)
-4.6
-2.2
4.5
13.1
19.8
24.0
25.8
24.4
19.4
12.4
4.1
-2.7
Average Temperature (F)
23.7
28.0
40.1
55.6
67.6
75.2
78.4
75.9
66.9
54.3
39.4
27.1
Average Rainfall (mm)
2.7
4.9
8.3
21.2
34.2
78.1
185.2
159.7
45.5
21.8
7.4
2.8
Average Rainfall (inch)
0.11
0.20
0.33
0.83
1.35
3.07
7.29
6.29
1.79
0.86
0.29
0.11

 Sub-tropical Monsoon Climate - Shanghai
Average temperature and rainfall monthly
Month
Jan.
Feb.
March
April
May
June
July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Average Temperature (C)
3.5
4.6
8.3
14.0
18.8
23.3
27.8
27.7
23.6
18.0
12.3
6.2
Average Temperature (F)
38.3
40.3
46.9
57.2
65.8
73.9
82.0
81.8
74.5
64.4
54.1
43.2
Average Rainfall (mm)
47.6
36.7
119.2
168.8
147.5
157.2
184.6
241.6
60.8
75.3
68.2
120.4
Average Rainfall (inch)
1.87
1.44
4.69
6.65
5.81
6.19
7.27
9.51
2.39
2.96
2.69
4.74

 Tropical Monsoon Climate – Haikou
Average temperature and rainfall monthly
Month
Jan.
Feb.
March
April
May
June
July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Average Temperature (C)
17.9
18.0
21.3
26.3
27.5
29.0
28.8
28.0
27.2
25.5
22.0
18.8
Average Temperature (F)
64.2
64.4
70.3
79.3
81.5
84.2
83.8
82.4
81.0
77.9
71.6
65.8
Average Rainfall (mm)
36.0
14.0
63.0
37.0
198.0
273.0
252.0
272.0
190.0
313.0
125.0
19.0
Average Rainfall (inch)
1.42
0.55
2.48
1.46
7.80
10.75
9.92
10.71
7.48
12.32
4.92
0.75

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