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Urumqi, Sinkiang Climate & Temperature

  • Urumqi, Sinkiang, China is at 4346'N, 8737'E, 913 m (2995 ft). See map.
  • Urumqi, Sinkiang has a humid continental climate with severe winters, no dry season, hot summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Urumqi, Sinkiang is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 5.4 degrees Celsius (41.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 40 °C (72°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype truly continental. Urumqi, Sinkiang Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -9°C (15.8°F) on average falling to -18°C (-0.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 12.3°C (54.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -0.3°C (31.4°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 27°C (80.6°F) and average low temperatures are 13°C (55.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 10°C (50°F) during the day and lows of -1.3°C (29.6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 276 mm (10.9 inches) which is equivalent to 276 Litres/m (6.77 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2613 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 Urumqi, Sinkiang you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Castro, Chile (Cool temperate rain forest biome).

Urumqi, Sinkiang Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (12) -8 (18) -1 (30) 16 (61) 22 (72) 26 (79) 28 (82) 27 (81) 21 (70) 10 (50) -1 (30) -8 (18) 10 (50)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (3) -14 (7) -4 (25) 9 (48) 18 (64) 22 (72) 24 (75) 22 (72) 17 (63) 6 (43) -6 (21) -13 (9) 5 (42)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-8) -19 (-2) -11 (12) 2 (36) 8 (46) 12 (54) 14 (57) 13 (55) 8 (46) -1 (30) -11 (12) -13 (9) -2 (29)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 9 (0) 15 (1) 15 (1) 33 (1) 25 (1) 33 (1) 16 (1) 35 (1) 15 (1) 47 (2) 22 (1) 11 (0) 276 (11)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 10 (32) 11 (39) 7 (23) 8 (27) 5 (16) 6 (20) 7 (23) 5 (16) 4 (13) 9 (29) 12 (40) 11 (35) 95 (26)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 6h 01' 5h 14' 6h 15' 6h 46' 9h 34' 9h 02' 9h 00' 8h 38' 8h 46' 6h 52' 4h 48' 4h 42' 7h 09'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 18' 10h 24' 11h 51' 13h 23' 14h 42' 15h 23' 15h 04' 13h 56' 12h 27' 10h 54' 9h 36' 8h 57' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 66 (34) 51 (49) 54 (46) 51 (49) 66 (34) 59 (41) 60 (40) 63 (37) 71 (29) 64 (36) 51 (49) 54 (46) 60 (40)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 26.3 35.6 46.4 58.1 66.4 69.7 66.7 58.3 46.9 35.4 26.3 22.8 46.5

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