Wuzhai County

Wuzhai (Chinese: 五寨; pinyin: Wǔzhài; lit.: 'five villages') is a county of northwestern Shanxi province, China. It is under the administration of Xinzhou City.

Wuzhai County

五寨县
Wuzhai in Xinzhou
Wuzhai in Xinzhou
Xinzhou in Shanxi
Xinzhou in Shanxi
Coordinates: 38°54′39″N 111°50′49″E / 38.9108°N 111.8470°E / 38.9108; 111.8470Coordinates: 38°54′39″N 111°50′49″E / 38.9108°N 111.8470°E / 38.9108; 111.8470
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShanxi
Prefecture-level cityXinzhou
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
036200

ClimateEdit

Wuzhai has a monsoon-influenced, humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with cold and very dry winters, and warm, humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −12.8 °C (9.0 °F) in January to 19.9 °C (67.8 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 5.04 °C (41.1 °F). June thru September accounts for nearly three-fourths of the 454 millimetres (17.9 in) of annual precipitation. Due to the high elevation and dry climate, the diurnal temperature variation averages 15 °C (27 °F) annually.

Climate data for Wuzhai County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
18.6
(65.5)
21.1
(70.0)
33.1
(91.6)
33.0
(91.4)
33.7
(92.7)
34.0
(93.2)
34.2
(93.6)
32.4
(90.3)
26.6
(79.9)
21.0
(69.8)
15.7
(60.3)
34.2
(93.6)
Average high °C (°F) −3.3
(26.1)
0.2
(32.4)
6.6
(43.9)
15.2
(59.4)
21.7
(71.1)
25.3
(77.5)
26.4
(79.5)
24.8
(76.6)
20.4
(68.7)
13.9
(57.0)
5.5
(41.9)
−1.2
(29.8)
13.0
(55.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −12.8
(9.0)
−8.7
(16.3)
−1.2
(29.8)
7.2
(45.0)
14.2
(57.6)
18.3
(64.9)
19.9
(67.8)
18.1
(64.6)
12.7
(54.9)
5.8
(42.4)
−2.8
(27.0)
−10.2
(13.6)
5.0
(41.0)
Average low °C (°F) −19.6
(−3.3)
−15.6
(3.9)
−8
(18)
−1
(30)
5.6
(42.1)
10.2
(50.4)
13.2
(55.8)
11.6
(52.9)
5.8
(42.4)
−0.3
(31.5)
−8.8
(16.2)
−16.7
(1.9)
−2.0
(28.5)
Record low °C (°F) −36.6
(−33.9)
−33.7
(−28.7)
−25.3
(−13.5)
−16.5
(2.3)
−8.1
(17.4)
−0.5
(31.1)
4.1
(39.4)
0.3
(32.5)
−6.1
(21.0)
−15.5
(4.1)
−28.6
(−19.5)
−33.4
(−28.1)
−36.6
(−33.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.1
(0.12)
4.6
(0.18)
11.4
(0.45)
22.1
(0.87)
36.0
(1.42)
69.2
(2.72)
109.6
(4.31)
97.5
(3.84)
59.8
(2.35)
27.0
(1.06)
10.2
(0.40)
3.4
(0.13)
453.9
(17.85)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.2 4.1 6.3 5.7 7.7 11.8 14.7 13.3 10.2 7.1 4.7 3.8 92.6
Source: Weather China

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