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China Climate

China's climate is diverse greatly due to its large area that covers a wide range of latitude and longitude. China has a climate dominated by monsoon winds. In winter, northerly winds coming from high latitude areas are cold and dry, and in summer, southerly winds from sea areas at lower longitudes are warm and moist. The areas covered by the different regions include the tropical and subtropical zones in the south of the country, up to the near frozen climates of the Northern provinces. Most of the land in between is temperate, but extremes of weather still occur with the different seasons. China can be divided into six zones: tropical, subtropical, warm-temperate, temperate, cold-temperate, and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Temperate Zone. Most of China lies in the North Temperate Zone, characterized by a warm climate and well-defined seasons, with a climate well suited for habitation.
Northern China Climate:
Northern winters, from December to March, are extremely cold. During the summer, from May to August, temperatures can hit 38C (100F), coinciding with the rainy season for the city. The best time for visiting the north is spring and autumn.
Central North China Climate:
The Yangtze River valley has long humid summers with high temperatures from April to October. Winters there are quite, with temperatures dropping well below the freezing temperature. It can also be wet and quite unpleasant on most seasons apart from summer time. Spring and autumn are ideal time to visit probably best.
Southern North China Climate:
Summer is a season of typhoons especially between the months of July and September. Temperatures can rise to around 38C (100F). Winters are short, between January and March. Autumn and spring can be the best times to visit.

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