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In China, a vast land spanning many degrees of latitude with complicated terrain, climate varies radically. China has a variety of temperature and rainfall zones, including continental monsoon areas. In winter most areas become cold and dry, in summer hot and rainy.


China has a vast territory, and it has more than one type of climate due to different geographical zones. In China, there is tropical zone, subtropical zone, warm temperate zone, middle temperate zone, cold temperate zone and plateau zone. most regions in China are in subtropical zone, and parts of Guangdong, Taiwan and Yunnan and the all Hainan are tropical zone.


China Climate Map - Annual average temperature - Click here to view detailed version (1300*997 Pixels 339 Kb) China Climate Map - average temperature in January - Click here to view larger version (1300*1013 pixels 284 Kb) China Climate Map - average temperature in April


China Climate Map - Annual average temperature. Click to view larger version (1300*997 Pixels 339 Kb) China Climate Map - Aaverage temperature in January. Click to view larger version (1300*1013 pixels 284 Kb) China Climate Map - Aaverage temperature in April. Click to view larger version (1300 *986 pixels 293 Kb)


Due to the vast land area and highly diverse topography, the climate in China is highly varied. The different climates in China include tropical in the southern part to subarctic in the extreme north. The Tibetan highlands have an alpine climate and most of the land basins have dry and harsh desert climates.


Köppen-Geiger climate classification map for China. China's landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from the Gobi and Taklamakan Deserts in the arid north to subtropical forests in the wetter south. The Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges separate China from much of South and Central Asia.


China originally had an estimated number of 50,000 rivers. However, due to statistical discrepancies, water and soil loss, and climate change, there are currently only an estimated 22,000 rivers remaining. The rivers in China have a total length of 420,000 kilometers. 1,500 have a catchment area exceeding 1,000 square kilometers.


See China weather forecast maps including high & low temperatures, rain, snow, ice, and thunderstorm probability on AccuWeather.com


China has more than 661 cities, including 4 municipality directly under the central government, 2 SAR Cities, 283 prefecture-level cities and 374 county-level cities. Check the 2019 high-solution maps of China cities here.


The China Climate and Energy Map is an innovative platform to aggregate and visualize energy and climate data for China and to provide a resource for users to understand China’s energy situation and the policies it is taking to develop more sustainable energy sources.