2017 witnessed higher temperature and compatible rainfall compared with normal years in China

02-01-2018Source:China Meteorological News Press

On December 28, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) released national weather and climate features in 2017. Overall speaking, the average temperature was higher and the rainfall approximated the figure in normal years.

Ms. Li Mingmei, Deputy Director-general of Department of Emergency Response, Disaster Mitigation and Public Services, expressed that the national average temperature recorded 10.6℃ (Jan.1 to Dec. 27), 0.9 ℃ higher than that(9.7 ℃) in normal years, ranking the second in historical period since 1961 (second only to the figure of 2007). Most portions of China have experienced compatible or higher temperatures. Among them, central and southeastern North China, most portions of Huanghuai Region, Jianghuai Region, most portions of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and eastern Xinjiang, central-western Inner Mongolia, central Liaoning, and northwestern Sichuan have seen 1-2℃ average temperature hike.

The rainfall amounted to 639.1 mm, close to last year’s data (628 mm). Most portions of China are exposed to compatible or slightly more precipitation. Among them, central-western Shanxi, northern Shaanxi, northern and western Hubei, northeastern Chongqing, northwestern Jiangxi, central-western Guangxi, northern Qinghai, central Gansu, southern and western Xinjiang, and western Tibet have seen 20% to 50% more precipitation, while western Xinjiang and western Tibet have experienced 50% to 100% rainfall rise. In most portions of central-eastern Inner Mongolia, central-southern Liaoning, and eastern Xinjiang, the rainfall is 20% to 50% less than normal years. (Jan. 2)

Reporter: Lai Xuwen

Editor: Liu Shuqiao