Wanyuan

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Wanyuan
万源市
County-level city
Wanyuan is located in Sichuan
Wanyuan
Wanyuan
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 31°59′N 107°58′E / 31.983°N 107.967°E / 31.983; 107.967Coordinates: 31°59′N 107°58′E / 31.983°N 107.967°E / 31.983; 107.967
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture-level city Dazhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Wanyuan (simplified Chinese: 万源; traditional Chinese: 萬源; pinyin: Wànyuán; literally: "ten thousand springs") is a county-level city in the northeast of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China, located near the trisection of Sichuan, Chongqing, and Shaanxi. Shifang is its city seat. Wanyuan has more than 100.000 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Wanyuan has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa), with cool, damp winters and hot, humid summers; winter temperatures are significantly cooler than in the Sichuan Basin. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 3.9 °C (39.0 °F) in January to 24.8 °C (76.6 °F) in July and August, the latter figure being comparable to Chengdu, while the annual mean is 14.70 °C (58.5 °F). About two-thirds of the 1,233 mm (48.5 in) of annual precipitation occurs from June to September. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 20% in January and February to 49% in August, the city receives 1,372 hours of bright sunshine annually, with spring sunnier than autumn.

Climate data for Wanyuan (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.4
(47.1)
10.3
(50.5)
14.7
(58.5)
21.2
(70.2)
25.0
(77)
27.9
(82.2)
30.2
(86.4)
30.9
(87.6)
25.3
(77.5)
20.2
(68.4)
15.1
(59.2)
10.1
(50.2)
19.9
(67.9)
Average low °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
2.1
(35.8)
5.6
(42.1)
10.5
(50.9)
14.5
(58.1)
18.3
(64.9)
20.8
(69.4)
20.4
(68.7)
16.5
(61.7)
11.7
(53.1)
6.6
(43.9)
2.2
(36)
10.8
(51.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 4.7
(0.185)
9.4
(0.37)
34.3
(1.35)
75.4
(2.969)
133.6
(5.26)
172.7
(6.799)
260.0
(10.236)
199.6
(7.858)
186.5
(7.343)
112.8
(4.441)
34.8
(1.37)
9.1
(0.358)
1,232.9
(48.539)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.8 5.7 10.3 12.6 13.9 13.6 15.9 12.9 14.0 13.2 9.2 6.1 132.2
 % humidity 67 65 66 68 71 74 79 75 79 77 74 71 72.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 63.8 62.9 84.6 125.8 149.9 149.1 178.5 200.9 117.0 93.6 80.8 65.5 1,372.4
Percent possible sunshine 20 20 23 33 35 35 41 49 32 27 26 21 31
Source: 中国气象局

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