Barkam Town

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Barkam
马尔康镇 · འབར་ཁམས་རྡལ། · Muerkvua zhen
Town
Overview of the town of Barkam
Overview of the town of Barkam
Barkam is located in Sichuan
Barkam
Barkam
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 31°55′N 102°14′E / 31.917°N 102.233°E / 31.917; 102.233Coordinates: 31°55′N 102°14′E / 31.917°N 102.233°E / 31.917; 102.233
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture Ngawa
County Barkam
Postal code 624000
Area code(s) 837
Barkam Town
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 马尔康
Traditional Chinese 馬爾康
Tibetan name
Tibetan འབར་ཁམས།

Barkam is a town in and the seat of Barkam City, in the northwest of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China.

Climate[edit]

Due to its elevation of 2,615 m (8,579 ft), Barkam lies in the transition between a subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb) and humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with strong monsoonal influences; winters are frosty and summers warm with frequent rain. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −0.6 °C (30.9 °F) in December and January to 16.1 °C (61.0 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 8.57 °C (47.4 °F). Nearly two-thirds of the annual precipitation of 786 mm (30.9 in) occurs from June to September. There are 2,133 hours of bright sunshine annually, with the percentage of possible sunshine reaching a maximum during winter and a minimum during the summer. Diurnal temperature variation is large, averaging 15.9 °C (28.6 °F) annually.


Climate data for Barkam (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
13.2
(55.8)
16.5
(61.7)
19.5
(67.1)
21.9
(71.4)
23.4
(74.1)
24.7
(76.5)
25.0
(77)
21.6
(70.9)
18.3
(64.9)
14.6
(58.3)
10.4
(50.7)
18.3
(64.9)
Average low °C (°F) −7.7
(18.1)
−4.5
(23.9)
−0.8
(30.6)
2.8
(37)
6.4
(43.5)
9.5
(49.1)
10.8
(51.4)
10.2
(50.4)
8.1
(46.6)
3.7
(38.7)
−2.8
(27)
−7.3
(18.9)
2.4
(36.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.7
(0.106)
6.4
(0.252)
23.1
(0.909)
52.1
(2.051)
108.0
(4.252)
155.0
(6.102)
128.0
(5.039)
104.5
(4.114)
131.0
(5.157)
65.1
(2.563)
7.9
(0.311)
2.6
(0.102)
786.4
(30.958)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.8 4.9 10.1 14.9 20.0 22.4 20.5 18.0 19.8 15.3 4.7 2.1 155.5
Average relative humidity (%) 44 44 49 55 64 74 76 74 79 74 57 48 61.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 200.8 178.4 187.3 189.3 184.2 153.4 161.1 177.3 142.0 164.3 193.8 201.4 2,133.3
Percent possible sunshine 63 57 51 49 43 36 37 43 38 47 61 65 48
Source: China Meteorological Administration


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