Urad Middle Banner

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Urat Middle Banner
乌拉特中旗
Banner
Urad Middle Banner is located in Inner Mongolia
Urad Middle Banner
Urad Middle Banner
Location in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 41°34′N 108°32′E / 41.567°N 108.533°E / 41.567; 108.533Coordinates: 41°34′N 108°32′E / 41.567°N 108.533°E / 41.567; 108.533
Country People's Republic of China
Region Inner Mongolia
Prefecture-level city Bayannur
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Urad Middle Banner (Mongolian: ᠤᠷᠠᠳ ᠤᠨ ᠳᠤᠮᠳᠠᠳᠤ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ Urad-un Dumdadu Qosiɣu; simplified Chinese: 乌拉特中旗; traditional Chinese: 烏拉特中旗; pinyin: Wūlātè Zhōng Qí) is a banner of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. It is located in the west of the region, and administratively is part of Bayan Nur City. It has a total area of 22,606 square kilometres (8,728 sq mi) and in 2004 had a population of 140,000. Its seat is located in the town of Haliut (海流图镇).

Climate[edit]

Urad Middle 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 −13.7 °C (7.3 °F) in January to 22.3 °C (72.1 °F) in July, with the annual mean at 5.28 °C (41.5 °F). The annual precipitation is 200 millimetres (7.87 in), with more than half of it falling in July and August alone. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 65% in July to 76% in October, sunshine is abundant year-round, and there are 3,164 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Urad Middle Banner (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −6.7
(19.9)
−2.1
(28.2)
5.6
(42.1)
14.7
(58.5)
22.0
(71.6)
26.7
(80.1)
28.4
(83.1)
26.0
(78.8)
20.7
(69.3)
12.7
(54.9)
2.8
(37)
−4.9
(23.2)
12.16
(53.89)
Average low °C (°F) −19.3
(−2.7)
−15.5
(4.1)
−8.1
(17.4)
0.0
(32)
7.3
(45.1)
12.9
(55.2)
16.1
(61)
14.3
(57.7)
7.6
(45.7)
−0.6
(30.9)
−9.6
(14.7)
−16.8
(1.8)
−0.98
(30.24)
Precipitation mm (inches) 1.5
(0.059)
1.9
(0.075)
3.7
(0.146)
4.3
(0.169)
9.6
(0.378)
24.4
(0.961)
63.5
(2.5)
54.8
(2.157)
22.7
(0.894)
10.1
(0.398)
2.2
(0.087)
1.1
(0.043)
199.8
(7.867)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.0 1.9 2.3 2.1 3.8 6.2 10.6 9.9 5.2 3.1 1.7 1.7 50.5
 % humidity 59 51 40 32 32 39 52 57 51 51 56 59 48.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 220.7 217.6 264.6 282.1 321.6 311.9 298.5 286.0 276.7 258.6 217.7 208.1 3,164.1
Percent possible sunshine 75 73 72 71 72 69 65 67 74 76 74 73 71
Source: China Meteorological Administration

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