Climate in Gansu Sheng

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 6 measuring stations in Gansu Sheng.
Weather stations at an altitude above 2300m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Gansu Sheng is one of the coldest regions in China with an average daily high temperature of only 16 degrees centigrade. The climate is very changeable and offers varied seasons with deep winters and warm summers. It rarely gets really warm here and you can safely leave your swimwear at home. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions from December to February.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Gansu Sheng
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 9 hours per day, May is the sunniest month in the province of Gansu Sheng. In January the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Gansu Sheng
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 7 rainy days, August offers the most number of rainy days, and in December the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Gansu Sheng
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.040 mm, the least rain falls in December. August, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Gansu Sheng
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 47% humidity on average, it is quite dry in April. The highest value of 68% is experienced here in August.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Gansu Sheng
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Gansu Sheng
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Gansu Sheng

Most important cities in the province »Gansu Sheng«

Alone 3 major cities with over 500,000 inhabitants are located here. The province has a west-east extension of about 790 km and over 590 km from north to south.

Lanzhou4,359,44636° 3' 25"N103° 50' 24"E
Wuwei946,50637° 55' 36"N102° 37' 55"E
Tianshui544,44134° 34' 46"N105° 44' 33"E
Zhangye486,68838° 56' 3"N100° 27' 6"E
Baiyin460,98236° 32' 49"N104° 10' 13"E
Pingliang454,99635° 32' 21"N106° 41' 10"E
Jiuquan346,25839° 44' 35"N98° 31' 2"E
Jinchang204,90238° 30' 2"N102° 11' 38"E
Linxia Chengguanzhen202,40235° 36' 1"N103° 12' 23"E
Jiayuguan159,54139° 48' 40"N98° 17' 10"E
Laojunmiao84,76939° 49' 60"N97° 43' 60"E
Beidao74,76734° 34' 7"N105° 53' 36"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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