Darlag County

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Darlag County
དར་ལག་རྫོང
达日县
County
Darlag County is located in Qinghai
Darlag County
Darlag County
Location in Qinghai
Coordinates: 33°24′N 99°20′E / 33.400°N 99.333°E / 33.400; 99.333Coordinates: 33°24′N 99°20′E / 33.400°N 99.333°E / 33.400; 99.333
Country People's Republic of China
Province Qinghai
Autonomous prefecture Golog
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Darlag County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 达日县
Traditional Chinese 達日縣
Tibetan name
Tibetan དར་ལག་རྫོང

Darlag County (Tibetan: དར་ལག་རྫོང; Chinese: 达日县) is a county of southeastern Qinghai province, China, bordering Sichuan to the south. It is under the administration of Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The county seat is in the Town of Gyümai (Jimai).

Geography[edit]

With an elevation of around 3,970 metres (13,020 ft), Darlag County has an alpine climate (Köppen EH), with long, very cold and winters, and short, rainy, cool summers. Average low temperatures are below freezing from mid September to late May; however, due to the wide diurnal temperature variation, average highs are only below freezing from mid/late November thru early March. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 47% in June to 70% in November, the county seat receives 2,467 hours of bright sunshine annually. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −12.6 °C (9.3 °F) in January to 9.2 °C (48.6 °F) in July, while the annual mean is −0.94 °C (30.3 °F). Over 70% of the annual precipitation of 545 mm (21.5 in) is delivered from June to September.

Climate data for Darlag County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −3.3
(26.1)
−1.3
(29.7)
2.8
(37)
6.8
(44.2)
10.8
(51.4)
13.7
(56.7)
15.6
(60.1)
15.4
(59.7)
12.1
(53.8)
7.1
(44.8)
1.5
(34.7)
−2.3
(27.9)
6.6
(43.8)
Average low °C (°F) −20.3
(−4.5)
−16.8
(1.8)
−10.7
(12.7)
−5.4
(22.3)
−1.2
(29.8)
2.4
(36.3)
4.1
(39.4)
3.2
(37.8)
0.7
(33.3)
−4.6
(23.7)
−13.4
(7.9)
−19.6
(−3.3)
−6.8
(19.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 5.5
(0.217)
6.5
(0.256)
14.2
(0.559)
25.5
(1.004)
55.7
(2.193)
106.1
(4.177)
110.8
(4.362)
93.4
(3.677)
85.6
(3.37)
33.4
(1.315)
4.9
(0.193)
3.1
(0.122)
544.7
(21.445)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 6.3 8.1 12.2 13.8 19.4 21.4 21.0 17.7 20.2 14.6 5.0 4.3 164.0
 % humidity 53 52 53 56 64 70 72 72 74 68 57 53 62.0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 189.7 177.3 208.1 228.7 224.4 200.6 211.5 220.1 181.6 201.7 218.6 204.4 2,466.7
Percent possible sunshine 61 57 56 59 52 47 48 53 49 58 70 67 56.4
Source: China Meteorological Administration

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