Xinping County Climate
This is the Xinping climate. The terrain of Xinping County is mainly mountainous, with an area of 4139.6 square kilometers in the county. The terrain is high in the northwest and low in the southeast. The highest elevation of the Ailao Mountain is 3165.9 meters, and the lowest elevation is 422 meters in the South Artemisia Village. Xinping County is a temperate climate zone. The local climate is affected by altitude, forming three climate types: high temperature zone, semi-mountain warm zone and alpine cold zone. The annual average temperature is 18.1 °C, the annual maximum temperature is 32.8 °C, the annual minimum temperature is 1.3 °C, the annual precipitation is 869 mm, and the total sunshine hours are 2838.7 hours. The frost-free period is 316 days.
The driest month is January, with 13 mm of rainfall. In August, the precipitation reaches its peak, with an average of 196 mm.
The warmest month of the year is June, with an average temperature of 24.4 °C. At 13.1 °C on average, January is the coldest month of the year.
The difference in precipitation between the driest month and the wettest month is 183 mm.
Best Time to Visit Xinping
A trip to Xinping is recommended in Spring and Autumn as Summer rains frequently which result in a bad condition of roads.