Average Sunshine a Year in China





The tables below give yearly averages for the number of hours with sun at dozens of cities throughout China.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the country: North China, Northeast China, East China, South Central China, Southwest China and Northwest China.

The annual totals are averages of weather data collected from 1961 to 1990.

North China

Total annual sunshine
Place Province or Region Hours
Beijing Beijing 2748
Hailar Inner Mongolia 2805
Taiyuan Shanxi 2555

Northeast China

Average amount of sunshine yearly
Place Province or Region Hours
Qiqihar Heilongjiang 2848
Shenyang Liaoning 2539

East China

Annual average sun
Place Province or Region Hours
Ganzhou Jiangxi 1860
Nanchang Jiangxi 1865
Qingdao Shandong 2491
Shanghai Shanghai 1978

South Central China

Number of sunny hours a year on average
Place Province or Region Hours
Guangzhou Guangdong 1773
Haikou Hainan Island 2186
Macau Macau 1966
Nanning Guangxi 1728
Shantou Guangdong 2015
Zhengzhou Henan 2302

Southwest China

Average total sunshine yearly
Place Province or Region Hours
Chengdu Sichuan 1172
Kunming Yunnan 2327

Northwest China

Annual average sun
Place Province or Region Hours
Altay Xinjiang 2989
Jiuquan Gansu 3056
Kashi Xinjiang 2744
Lanzhou Gansu 2520
Ruoqiang Xinjiang 3103
Xi'an Shaanxi 1907
Yinchuan Ningxia 2977
Reference

World Data Center for Meteorology. Climate of the World.

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