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Nanjing Climate & Temperature

  • Nanjing, China is at 320'N, 11847'E, 12 m (39 ft). See map.
  • Nanjing has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Nanjing is situated in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 15.7 degrees Celsius (60.3 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 26 °C (46.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Nanjing Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 7.7°C (45.8°F) on average falling to -0.3°C (31.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 19.7°C (67.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 10°C (50°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 31°C (87.8°F) and average low temperatures are 22.7°C (72.8°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 22°C (71.6°F) during the day and lows of 13°C (55.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 979 mm (38.5 inches) which is equivalent to 979 Litres/m (24.01 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2059 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Nanjing you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Parana, Argentina where you would find a Humid subtropical climate (Subtropical dry forest biome).

Nanjing Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 6 (43) 8 (46) 14 (57) 20 (68) 25 (77) 29 (84) 32 (90) 32 (90) 28 (82) 22 (72) 16 (61) 9 (48) 20 (68)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (36) 4 (39) 9 (48) 15 (59) 21 (69) 25 (76) 28 (82) 28 (82) 24 (74) 18 (64) 12 (53) 5 (41) 16 (60)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (28) 0 (32) 4 (39) 10 (50) 16 (61) 20 (68) 24 (75) 24 (75) 19 (66) 13 (55) 7 (45) 1 (34) 11 (52)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 39 (2) 56 (2) 74 (3) 82 (3) 93 (4) 118 (5) 152 (6) 164 (6) 64 (3) 47 (2) 38 (1) 52 (2) 979 (39)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 9 (29) 10 (35) 10 (32) 11 (37) 11 (35) 10 (33) 13 (42) 12 (39) 10 (33) 7 (23) 9 (30) 11 (35) 123 (34)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 25' 3h 53' 5h 00' 5h 06' 6h 36' 6h 24' 7h 27' 7h 29' 6h 06' 6h 07' 4h 46' 4h 07' 5h 38'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 18' 10h 59' 11h 55' 12h 56' 13h 46' 14h 11' 14h 00' 13h 17' 12h 19' 11h 19' 10h 29' 10h 05' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 44 (56) 36 (64) 42 (58) 40 (60) 49 (51) 46 (54) 54 (46) 57 (43) 50 (50) 55 (45) 46 (54) 42 (58) 47 (53)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 38 47.3 58.1 69.8 78.1 81.4 78.4 70.1 58.7 47.2 38 34.6 58.3

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