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Climate in Northeast China

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate 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 12°C. The climate is varied and offers seasons with strong winters and warm summers. It rarely gets really warm up 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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Sunshine hours per day
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 least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 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 rain days, July offers the most rain days, while January has the fewest.
Precipitation amount in mm/day
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 amount of rain falls in January. July, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Water temperatures in °C
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 water temperatures in Northeast China are in August, when the water is 22 °C.
Relative humidity in %
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture can be physically contained in the air. At high humidity, a person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% feels 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/m³
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: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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