Gucheng County
故城县
Kucheng
Gucheng is located in Hebei
Gucheng
Gucheng
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 37°21′N 115°58′E / 37.350°N 115.967°E / 37.350; 115.967
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
PrefectureHengshui
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
053300

Gucheng (Chinese: 故城; pinyin: Gùchéng; lit. 'Old City') is county of Hengshui, Hebei province, China, bordering Dezhou City of Shandong to the east.

Administrative divisions

Towns:

Townships:

Climate

Gucheng has a cold Semi-arid climate (BSk), featuring very cold, dry winters influenced by the Siberian anticyclone and wet summers due to the effects of the East Asian Monsoon.

Climate data for Gucheng (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
23.7
(74.7)
30.8
(87.4)
33.7
(92.7)
40.5
(104.9)
40.7
(105.3)
41.1
(106.0)
36.9
(98.4)
37.5
(99.5)
32.2
(90.0)
26.5
(79.7)
18.5
(65.3)
41.1
(106.0)
Average high °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
7.7
(45.9)
14.5
(58.1)
21.5
(70.7)
27.3
(81.1)
32.2
(90.0)
32.2
(90.0)
30.6
(87.1)
27.1
(80.8)
21.1
(70.0)
12.1
(53.8)
5.1
(41.2)
19.6
(67.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.3
(27.9)
1.4
(34.5)
8.0
(46.4)
15.0
(59.0)
21.0
(69.8)
25.9
(78.6)
27.2
(81.0)
25.6
(78.1)
20.9
(69.6)
14.4
(57.9)
6.1
(43.0)
−0.5
(31.1)
13.6
(56.4)
Average low °C (°F) −6.8
(19.8)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.5
(36.5)
9.1
(48.4)
15.0
(59.0)
20.1
(68.2)
22.9
(73.2)
21.6
(70.9)
16.1
(61.0)
9.2
(48.6)
1.4
(34.5)
−4.7
(23.5)
8.6
(47.5)
Record low °C (°F) −21.1
(−6.0)
−16.0
(3.2)
−9.7
(14.5)
−2.0
(28.4)
3.4
(38.1)
10.2
(50.4)
16.2
(61.2)
12.6
(54.7)
6.0
(42.8)
−2.1
(28.2)
−15.4
(4.3)
−21.0
(−5.8)
−21.1
(−6.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.9
(0.11)
7.9
(0.31)
7.5
(0.30)
29.0
(1.14)
39.3
(1.55)
61.8
(2.43)
144.4
(5.69)
125.1
(4.93)
43.6
(1.72)
28.4
(1.12)
14.2
(0.56)
3.6
(0.14)
507.7
(20)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.8 3.1 2.4 5.1 6.0 7.7 10.8 9.5 5.9 4.8 3.9 2.4 63.4
Average snowy days 3.0 3.0 1.0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 2.1 10.5
Average relative humidity (%) 62 58 53 57 61 60 76 81 74 67 68 66 65
Mean monthly sunshine hours 162.7 169.7 222.7 241.7 263.4 231.9 197.1 205.8 200.5 192.3 160.7 156.0 2,404.5
Percent possible sunshine 53 55 60 61 60 53 44 49 55 56 53 53 54
Source: China Meteorological Administration[2][3]

References

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  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 26 August 2023.