Huili County

Huili County (simplified Chinese: 会理县; traditional Chinese: 會理縣; pinyin: Huìlǐ Xiàn; Yi: ꑌꄷꑤ or ꉼꆹꑤ nyi ddix xiep or hop li xiep) is a county of far southern Sichuan province, China. It is under the administration of the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture.

Huili County

会理县 · ꑌꄷꑤ
Huili is located in Sichuan
Huili
Huili
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 26°38′N 102°15′E / 26.633°N 102.250°E / 26.633; 102.250Coordinates: 26°38′N 102°15′E / 26.633°N 102.250°E / 26.633; 102.250
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceSichuan
Autonomous prefectureLiangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture
Township-level divisions6 towns
44 townships
County seatChengguan (城关镇)
Area
 • Total4,527 km2 (1,748 sq mi)
Elevation
1,802 m (5,912 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total440,000
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Area code(s)0834

The county was severely affected by the 2008 Panzhihua earthquake.[1]

Geography and climateEdit

Huili County is situated in southern Sichuan and is the southernmost division of the Liangshan Prefecture, bordering Sichuan's Panzhihua City and Yunnan. The county seat has an elevation of about 1,800 m (5,900 ft), although elevations range from 839 m (2,753 ft) along the Jinsha River to 3,920 m (12,860 ft) at Mount Beimu (贝母山).

Due to its southerly location in Sichuan and high elevation, Huili County has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb), with mild, very sunny and dry winters, and very warm, rainy summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 7.3 °C (45.1 °F) in January to 21.1 °C (70.0 °F) in June, and the annual mean is 15.23 °C (59.4 °F). Over 60% of the 1,162 mm (45.7 in) annual precipitation occurs from June to August. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 34% in July to 72% in February, the county seat receives 2,348 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Huili (1981−2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.2
(73.8)
25.2
(77.4)
28.5
(83.3)
31.6
(88.9)
34.0
(93.2)
33.8
(92.8)
32.7
(90.9)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
27.9
(82.2)
25.1
(77.2)
22.5
(72.5)
34.0
(93.2)
Average high °C (°F) 16.0
(60.8)
18.4
(65.1)
21.7
(71.1)
24.6
(76.3)
26.2
(79.2)
26.1
(79.0)
25.8
(78.4)
25.9
(78.6)
23.9
(75.0)
21.7
(71.1)
18.6
(65.5)
15.8
(60.4)
22.1
(71.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.3
(45.1)
9.8
(49.6)
13.3
(55.9)
16.7
(62.1)
19.7
(67.5)
21.1
(70.0)
20.9
(69.6)
20.4
(68.7)
18.5
(65.3)
16.0
(60.8)
11.4
(52.5)
7.6
(45.7)
15.2
(59.4)
Average low °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
2.4
(36.3)
5.7
(42.3)
9.4
(48.9)
13.9
(57.0)
17.3
(63.1)
17.6
(63.7)
16.9
(62.4)
15.2
(59.4)
12.4
(54.3)
6.3
(43.3)
1.7
(35.1)
10.0
(49.9)
Record low °C (°F) −4.2
(24.4)
−3.9
(25.0)
−3.6
(25.5)
3.1
(37.6)
4.9
(40.8)
11.2
(52.2)
11.9
(53.4)
9.5
(49.1)
7.0
(44.6)
4.0
(39.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
−5.7
(21.7)
−5.7
(21.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8.6
(0.34)
7.2
(0.28)
11.7
(0.46)
21.3
(0.84)
89.1
(3.51)
217.0
(8.54)
278.8
(10.98)
206.8
(8.14)
192.3
(7.57)
101.2
(3.98)
23.4
(0.92)
5.1
(0.20)
1,162.5
(45.76)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.3 3.0 4.6 6.3 11.8 17.7 20.5 18.7 18.1 12.3 5.6 2.5 123.4
Average relative humidity (%) 65 58 54 57 62 74 81 81 82 79 75 72 70
Mean monthly sunshine hours 233.4 226.5 256.7 252.5 231.9 157.0 143.6 170.3 127.4 152.1 186.4 210.1 2,347.9
Percent possible sunshine 71 72 69 66 56 38 34 42 35 43 57 65 53
Source: China Meteorological Administration (precipitation days and sunshine 1971–2000)[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "China: Earthquake in Sichuan and Yunnan" (PDF). International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 - WeatherBk Data (in Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  3. ^ 中国地面国际交换站气候标准值月值数据集(1971-2000年). China Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2010-05-25.

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