Average Annual Precipitation for China





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities in China. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation.

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 calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches). The annual amount of precipitation is an average of long-term historical weather data.

North China

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Prov­ince or Region Inchesmm
46 Beijing Beijing 22.7 577
50 Hailar Inner Mongolia 13.8 351
Hohhot Inner Mongolia 15.8 402
Shijia­zhuang Hebei 20.8 528
52 Taiyuan Shanxi 18.0 457
68 Tianjin Tianjin 22.1 561

Northeast China

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Prov­ince or Region Inchesmm
Chang­chun Jilin  22.8 578
Dalian Liaoning 24.9 632
Harbin Heilong­jiang 20.5 521
47 Qiqihar Heilong­jiang 16.5 420
62 Shen­yang Liaoning 26.9 684

East China

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Prov­ince or Region Inchesmm
151 Fuzhou Fujian 53.0 1347
112 Gan­zhou Jiangxi 56.0 1423
Hang­zhou Zhejiang 54.2 1376
Hefei Anhui 38.4 975
Jinan Shan­dong 26.6 676
107 Nan­chang Jiangxi 59.9 1521
116 Nanjing Jiangsu 40.8 1036
Ningbo Zhejiang 54.1 1374
56 Qingdao Shan­dong 28.3 720
94 Shang­hai Shang­hai 43.7 1111
Taipei Taiwan 67.5 1714
Xiamen Fujian 47.2 1199

South Central China

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Prov­ince or Region Inchesmm
Chang­sha Hunan 54.2 1377
110 Guang­zhou Guang­dong 66.2 1682
Guilin Guangxi 73.0 1854
103 Haikou Hainan Island 64.0 1625
103 Hong Kong Hong Kong 87.2 2215
135 Macau Macau 80.0 2031
105 Nanning Guangxi 52.0 1321
89 Shantou Guang­dong 60.3 1531
125 Wuhan Hubei 48.1 1222
56 Zheng­zhou Henan 25.4 645

Southwest China

Annual precipitation totals
Days Place Prov­ince or Region Inchesmm
90 Chengdu Sichuan 36.3 921
158 Chong­qing Chong­qing 44.8 1138
Guiyang Guizhou 43.7 1109
96 Kunming Yunnan 39.6 1007

Northwest China

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Prov­ince or Region Inchesmm
39 Altay Xinjiang 6.9 175
19 Jiuquan Gansu 3.5 88
12 Kashi Xinjiang 2.5 65
47 Lanzhou Gansu 12.4 316
5 Ruoqi­ang Xinjiang 1.0 25
Urumqi Xinjiang 9.3 236
66 Xi'an Shaanxi 22.6 573
Xining Quinghai 14.5 368
29 Yin­chuan Ningxia 7.6 194
References

China Meteorological Administration and World Meteorological Organization. World Weather Information Service.

World Data Center for Meteorology. Climate of the World.

China Precipitation
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