As a world renowned summer resort, Dalian
is at its most attractive between April and October.
Falling within the temperate zone, it is
the warmest place in Dongbei (the northeastern part of China).
Unfortunately in summer, since it is a port city, it is sometimes
plagued by monsoon. Generally speaking, Dalian has four distinct
seasons, with no freezing winter or sweltering summer.
The annual average temperature stays
somewhere around 10 degrees C.. August is the hottest month, when the
daily temperature is infrequently below 24 degrees C., with extremes
as high as 35. January is the coldest month, when it averages minus
4.9 degrees C., with extremes as low as minus 24.
The annual precipitation varies greatly
from one year to another, but generally between 550 to 950 millimeters
fall. As a port city, about 60 to 70 per cent of the precipitation
comes down in summer, mostly during rainstorm activity. In contrast,
spring and summer witness relatively long spells of drought.
It is fairly windy in this city, powerful
Yellow Sea draughts hit the jutting peninsular with refreshing fury.
The perennial current from the ocean helps moisten the air, making it
more fresh to breathe than some of China's other heavily industrial
Monthly Temperature in Dalian