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Changsha Climate & Temperature

  • Changsha, China is at 2815'N, 11249'E, 48 m (157 ft). See map.
  • Changsha 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 Changsha is situated in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 17.2 degrees Celsius (62.9 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 25 °C (45°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Changsha Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 8.7°C (47.6°F) on average falling to 2.3°C (36.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 20.7°C (69.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 12.7°C (54.8°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 32.7°C (90.8°F) and average low temperatures are 23.7°C (74.6°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 22.7°C (72.8°F) during the day and lows of 14°C (57.2°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1531 mm (60.3 inches) which is equivalent to 1531 Litres/m (37.55 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1560 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 Changsha you would pop up nearest to the climate station at La Rioja, Argentina where you would find a Subtropical steppe climate (Warm temperate thorn steppe biome).

Changsha Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (45) 9 (48) 15 (59) 21 (70) 26 (79) 30 (86) 34 (93) 34 (93) 29 (84) 23 (73) 16 (61) 10 (50) 21 (70)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 4 (39) 6 (43) 11 (52) 17 (63) 22 (72) 26 (79) 29 (84) 29 (84) 25 (77) 18 (64) 12 (54) 7 (45) 17 (63)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (34) 3 (37) 7 (45) 13 (55) 18 (64) 22 (72) 25 (77) 24 (75) 20 (68) 14 (57) 8 (46) 3 (37) 13 (56)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 64 (3) 121 (5) 122 (5) 203 (8) 212 (8) 254 (10) 118 (5) 121 (5) 80 (3) 83 (3) 85 (3) 68 (3) 1531 (60)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 12 (39) 15 (53) 16 (52) 18 (60) 17 (55) 14 (47) 10 (32) 11 (35) 9 (30) 11 (35) 12 (40) 14 (45) 159 (44)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 2h 46' 1h 48' 3h 01' 2h 26' 4h 15' 4h 48' 6h 38' 7h 21' 5h 14' 6h 27' 3h 44' 2h 29' 4h 16'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 32' 11h 08' 11h 56' 12h 48' 13h 31' 13h 53' 13h 43' 13h 06' 12h 16' 11h 25' 10h 42' 10h 21' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 27 (73) 16 (84) 26 (74) 19 (81) 32 (68) 35 (65) 49 (51) 57 (43) 43 (57) 57 (43) 35 (65) 24 (76) 36 (64)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 41.8 51 61.9 73.6 81.9 85.2 82.1 73.9 62.5 50.9 41.8 38.3 62

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