Country Overview For China
The climate in China is typically extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north. The terrain: mostly mountains, high plateaus, deserts in west; plains, deltas, and hills in east. For Beijing in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 20°C with the average minimum 12°C, while in June the average maximum is 31°C with a minimum of 26°C. The wettest month for Beijing is June with an average of 423.3mm of precipitation falling while the driest month is January with 27.7mm falling.
HISTORICAL MONTHLY AVERAGES FOR MAY
The information presented below gives detailed historical monthly average weather conditions along with exceptional weather occurrences. To maintain relevance to current weather trends the displayed information has been calculated using data collected over the past two decades. The climate profile is taken from closest available data source to Lu-Ch'ih-Lao-Ka.
Throughout the month of May daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 22°C that's about 72°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 9°C, that's 47°F.
In recent times the highest recorded temperature in May has been 33°C that's 91°F, with the lowest recorded temperature -3°C, about 27°F.
The average daily relative humidity for May is around 32%.
The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to actual air temperature. From this a comfort level is calculated providing categories on how heat conditions might adversely affect someone.
Comfort Levels: Given average maximum temperatures and humidity levels generally you should not anticipate any discomfort from heat (see heat index for more information).
The average monthly amount of precipitation has been recorded at around 21 mm, that's 1 inches. Throughout the month you can expect to see rain or drizzle falling on 7 days of the month.
The average daily wind speed in May has been around 12 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 7 mph, or 6 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 65 km/h, that’s the equivalent of around 40 mph, or 35 knots.
On average the month of May is not affected by foggy conditions.
YEARLY TRENDS: WEATHER AVERAGES & EXTREMES
The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes.
The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.
The chart below plots the average monthly precipitation amount.
The chart below plots the average number of days in any month that you can expect to see rain falling.
The chart below plots the average number of days in any month that you can expect to see snow falling.
The chart below plots the average daily wind speed you can expect for any month. It also shows the maximum recorded sustained wind speed for each month.