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Lanzhou Climate & Temperature

  • Lanzhou, China is at 366'N, 10354'E, 1518 m (4980 ft). See map.
  • Lanzhou has a mid-latitude steppe/ semi-arid cool climate (Kppen-Geiger classification: BSk).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Lanzhou is situated in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The average temperature is 9.3 degrees Celsius (48.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 28.2 °C (50.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype truly continental. Lanzhou Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 316.1 mm (12.4 inches) which is equivalent to 316.1 Litres/m (7.75 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2142 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 Lanzhou you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Punta Hualpen, Chile.

Lanzhou Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (35) 5 (42) 12 (54) 19 (67) 24 (75) 27 (81) 29 (84) 28 (82) 22 (72) 17 (62) 9 (48) 2 (36) 16 (61)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (21) -2 (28) 5 (41) 12 (53) 17 (62) 20 (68) 22 (72) 21 (70) 16 (60) 10 (49) 2 (35) -5 (23) 9 (49)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (12) -7 (19) 0 (31) 6 (42) 10 (51) 14 (56) 16 (61) 15 (60) 11 (52) 5 (40) -3 (27) -9 (15) 4 (39)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 1 (0) 2 (0) 9 (0) 19 (1) 38 (2) 37 (1) 57 (2) 76 (3) 46 (2) 24 (1) 5 (0) 1 (0) 316 (12)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 1 (3) 2 (7) 4 (13) 5 (17) 7 (23) 9 (30) 10 (32) 11 (35) 12 (40) 6 (19) 2 (7) 1 (3) 70 (19)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 5h 09' 5h 03' 4h 44' 5h 40' 6h 30' 6h 58' 7h 13' 7h 19' 5h 18' 5h 23' 5h 32' 5h 25' 5h 51'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 00' 10h 49' 11h 54' 13h 05' 14h 04' 14h 34' 14h 20' 13h 29' 12h 22' 11h 12' 10h 13' 9h 44' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 52 (48) 47 (53) 40 (60) 44 (56) 47 (53) 48 (52) 51 (49) 55 (45) 43 (57) 49 (51) 55 (45) 57 (43) 49 (51)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 33.9 43.2 54.1 65.7 74.1 77.3 74.3 66 54.6 43.1 33.9 30.5 54.2

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