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China saw more precipitation and higher temperature in January

Source:China Meteorological News Press03-02-2015

On February 2, it is reported from CMA's press conference that in this January, the national precipitation exceeded the normal level and the temperatures reached higher than the normal years. 

In January, 2015, the national average precipitation was 14.4mm, 9% higher than the same period of normal years (13.2 mm). In most areas of Southwest China, southern Guangxi and Guangdong, most areas of Northwest China and central Inner Mongolia, the precipitation was more than the normal years. In western Guangxi, southern Guangdong, central Inner Mongolia, most areas of Northwest China, and Tibet, the precipitation was 50% to 100% more than the normal level. Meanwhile, northern Northeast China, northeastern and western Inner Mongolia, parts of Sichuan, most areas of North China, the Yellow-Huaihe Valley, the Yangtze-Huaihe Valley, South of the Yangtze River, and western Xinjiang saw precipitation 20% to 80% less than the normal year. In Yunnan province, the precipitation was 77.2mm, 380% more than the average.

In addition, the national average temperature was -3.1℃, 1.9℃ higher than the same period of normal years, and was the warmest since 1961. (Feb. 3)

Editor Shi Long