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Datong Weather and Climate

Datong's weather and climate is influenced by warm continental monsoon climate obviously. It has four distinct seasons: long, cold and dry winter; short, hot and rainy summer; spring and autumn is cool, but with big difference in temperature between day and night.

July is the hottest month in Datong, with an average temperature of 38C, and January is the chilliest month with an average temperature of -25 °C . The annual average rainfall is 370 millimeters, 64.3% of which occurs in summer. Generally speaking, the city has a clear sky in the 145 frost-free days.

In spring, the city may get warmer suddenly with an average temperature rising up to centigrade between 6.5 and 9.1. And also, it always turns chilly again after getting warmer suddenly. It often snows, but quickly to thaw. That is the weather features of Datong in spring.

The summer has temperate climate with an average temperature of 19°C to 21.8°C. Datong is tinged with a variety of color in summer as a result of the lush flowers and trees.It has a long, cold and dry winter in Datong. Besides, there is little rain but much gale and snow in winter.