Lushi County

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Lushi County
卢氏县
County
Lushi County is located in Henan
Lushi County
Lushi County
Location in Henan
Coordinates: 34°03′N 110°59′E / 34.050°N 110.983°E / 34.050; 110.983Coordinates: 34°03′N 110°59′E / 34.050°N 110.983°E / 34.050; 110.983
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Prefecture-level city Sanmenxia
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Lushi County (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 盧氏縣; pinyin: Lúshì Xiàn) is a county of the Qin Mountains (Qin Ling) in western Henan province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of the Sanmenxia city.

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Due to elevation, Lushi County, unlike much of the rest of western Henan, lies in the transition between a humid subtropical and humid continental climate (Köppen Cwa and Dwa, respectively), with strong monsoonal influences and four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid (but significantly cooler than the rest of the province), while winters are cold and very dry. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −0.9 °C (30.4 °F) in January to 25.0 °C (77.0 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 12.51 °C (54.5 °F). More than three-fifths of the annual precipitation of 622 mm (24.5 in) occurs from June to August. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 41% in March to 52% in December, the county receives 2,040 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Lushi County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.9
(42.6)
8.4
(47.1)
13.6
(56.5)
21.2
(70.2)
25.6
(78.1)
29.6
(85.3)
30.9
(87.6)
29.8
(85.6)
24.9
(76.8)
19.9
(67.8)
13.6
(56.5)
7.9
(46.2)
19.3
(66.7)
Average low °C (°F) −5.6
(21.9)
−3.2
(26.2)
1.5
(34.7)
7.7
(45.9)
12.1
(53.8)
16.8
(62.2)
20.4
(68.7)
19.5
(67.1)
14.0
(57.2)
7.9
(46.2)
1.4
(34.5)
−4.1
(24.6)
7.4
(45.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 6.2
(0.244)
9.9
(0.39)
27.1
(1.067)
43.0
(1.693)
61.3
(2.413)
75.4
(2.969)
122.9
(4.839)
103.1
(4.059)
85.2
(3.354)
58.7
(2.311)
23.3
(0.917)
6.1
(0.24)
622.2
(24.496)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.3 4.9 8.4 8.6 9.8 11.0 14.0 12.8 11.4 9.5 6.2 3.3 104.2
Average relative humidity (%) 64 64 66 64 69 70 78 80 81 78 72 66 71.0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 160.8 140.1 150.7 179.9 198.7 195.9 199.5 195.6 151.2 156.0 152.6 158.5 2,039.5
Percent possible sunshine 51 46 41 46 46 46 46 47 41 45 49 52 46.3
Source: China Meteorological Administration

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