Climate in Northeast China

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 25 measuring weather stations in Northeast China (Dōngběi).
Weather stations at an altitude above 900m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Northeast China (Dōngběi) is the coldest region in China with an average high temperature of only 11°C. The climate is very changeable and offers varied seasons with deep winters and warm summers. It rarely gets really warm here. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions from November to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Northeast China
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 8 hours per day, April is the sunniest month in the region of Northeast China (Dōngběi). In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Northeast China
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 11 rainy days, July offers the most number of rainy days, and in January the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Northeast China
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.2 mm, the least rain falls in January. July, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Northeast China
Water temperature depends not only on solar radiation within the same region, but also on ocean currents. For example, depending on the season, cold or warm water masses are moved from other areas. The warmest temperatures in Northeast China are in August, when the water is 22 °C.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Northeast China
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 58% humidity on average, it is quite dry in April. The highest value of 81% is experienced here in July.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Northeast China
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. This limit is only reached in a few months in Northeast China, although these are always average values.
Map of Northeast China (Dōngběi)

Most important cities in the region »Northeast China (Dōngběi)«

Alone 39 major cities with over 500,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 1160 km and over 1510 km from north to south.

It consists of the two provinces Heilongjiang and Liaoning.

CityPopulationGeo position
Shenyang8,294,17141° 47' 32"N123° 25' 58"E
Harbin5,115,00045° 45' 0"N126° 39' 0"E
Dalian4,009,70038° 54' 44"N121° 36' 8"E
Anshan1,406,00041° 7' 25"N122° 59' 24"E
Daqing1,380,05146° 34' 60"N125° 0' 0"E
Fushun1,307,20041° 51' 21"N123° 55' 24"E
Haicheng1,181,13040° 51' 6"N122° 44' 51"E
Mudanjiang1,014,20644° 34' 60"N129° 35' 60"E
Benxi1,011,37741° 17' 19"N123° 45' 54"E
Wafangdian956,06339° 37' 6"N122° 0' 29"E
Jixi910,78245° 18' 4"N130° 57' 26"E
Wuchang888,78244° 54' 51"N127° 9' 0"E
Qiqihar882,36447° 20' 27"N123° 57' 38"E
Jiamusi859,94446° 47' 57"N130° 18' 59"E
Baoshan846,86546° 33' 31"N131° 25' 28"E
Zhuanghe835,06239° 42' 3"N122° 59' 28"E
Zhaodong832,65746° 4' 4"N125° 58' 57"E
Suihua800,20746° 38' 22"N126° 59' 42"E
Dandong780,41440° 7' 45"N124° 23' 41"E
Xinmin779,01441° 59' 27"N122° 49' 31"E
Pulandian757,84439° 23' 43"N121° 58' 1"E
Shuangcheng749,18245° 21' 0"N126° 16' 60"E
Liaoyang728,49241° 16' 19"N123° 10' 23"E
Hailun720,00847° 27' 23"N126° 57' 13"E
Dashiqiao714,67040° 38' 14"N122° 30' 9"E
Yingkou698,05940° 39' 53"N122° 13' 42"E
Hegang694,64047° 21' 4"N130° 18' 0"E
Nehe672,29548° 28' 60"N124° 49' 60"E
Linghai647,31041° 9' 55"N121° 22' 0"E
Acheng638,89445° 32' 44"N126° 58' 37"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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