Darhan Muminggan United Banner

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Darhan Muminggan
United Banner

达尔罕茂明安联合旗
Banner
Darhan is located in Inner Mongolia
Darhan
Darhan
Coordinates: 41°42′N 110°26′E / 41.700°N 110.433°E / 41.700; 110.433Coordinates: 41°42′N 110°26′E / 41.700°N 110.433°E / 41.700; 110.433
Country People's Republic of China
Region Inner Mongolia
Prefecture-level city Baotou
Elevation 1,372 m (4,501 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Darhan Muminggan United Banner (Mongolian: ᠳᠠᠷᠬᠠᠨ ᠮᠤᠤᠮᠢᠩᠭ᠋ᠠᠨ ᠬᠣᠯᠪᠣᠭᠠᠲᠤ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ Darqan Muumiŋɣan Qolboɣatu qosiɣu; simplified Chinese: 达尔罕茂明安联合旗; traditional Chinese: 達爾罕茂明安聯合旗; pinyin: Dá'ěrhǎn Màomíng'ān Liánhé Qí) is a banner of west-central Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Baotou City, 125 kilometres (78 mi) to the south-southwest.

Climate[edit]

Darhan Banner has a monsoon-influenced, continental semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk), barely avoiding arid designation, with very cold and dry winters, hot, somewhat humid summers, and strong winds, especially in spring. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −14.5 °C (5.9 °F) in January to 21.1 °C (70.0 °F) in July, with the annual mean at 4.23 °C (39.6 °F). The annual precipitation is 256 millimetres (10.08 in), with more than half of it falling in July and August alone. There are 3,164 hours of bright sunshine annually, with each of the winter months having over 70% of the possible total, and this percentage falling to 58 in July.

Climate data for Darhan Banner (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −6.6
(20.1)
−2.6
(27.3)
4.6
(40.3)
13.7
(56.7)
20.9
(69.6)
25.7
(78.3)
27.5
(81.5)
25.3
(77.5)
20.0
(68)
12.3
(54.1)
2.7
(36.9)
−4.5
(23.9)
11.6
(52.9)
Average low °C (°F) −20.7
(−5.3)
−17.4
(0.7)
−9.7
(14.5)
−1.3
(29.7)
5.9
(42.6)
11.5
(52.7)
14.8
(58.6)
12.9
(55.2)
6.3
(43.3)
−1.4
(29.5)
−10.3
(13.5)
−17.6
(0.3)
−2.2
(28)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.1
(0.083)
3.1
(0.122)
4.5
(0.177)
6.6
(0.26)
16.1
(0.634)
32.7
(1.287)
72.1
(2.839)
70.9
(2.791)
27.6
(1.087)
14.0
(0.551)
4.4
(0.173)
1.9
(0.075)
256.0
(10.079)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.5 3.7 4.0 3.9 5.0 8.3 12.7 11.8 6.5 4.1 4.0 3.4 70.9
 % humidity 58 52 42 32 33 41 54 60 52 50 54 58 48.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 222.1 221.5 262.5 278.2 302.7 287.5 267.2 264.3 259.4 250.2 216.4 211.1 3,043.1
Percent possible sunshine 76 75 71 70 68 64 58 62 70 73 73 74 69
Source: China Meteorological Administration

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