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Leizhou

雷州市

Hoihong; Luichow
Leizhou
Leizhou
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 20°54′51″N 110°05′48″E / 20.9143°N 110.0967°E / 20.9143; 110.0967Coordinates: 20°54′51″N 110°05′48″E / 20.9143°N 110.0967°E / 20.9143; 110.0967
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityZhanjiang
Area
 • Total2,523 km2 (974 sq mi)
Population
 • Total279,124
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Local varietyLeizhou Min
Leizhou
Simplified Chinese雷州
PostalLeichow
Leizhou (labelled as HAI-K'ANG (LUICHOW) 海康(雷州)) (1954)
Leizhou (labelled as HAI-K'ANG (LUICHOW) 海康(雷州)) (1954)

Leizhou (Chinese: 雷州) is a county-level city in Guangdong Province, China. It is under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Zhanjiang.

The city was formerly known as Haikang County (postal: Hoihong); it was upgraded into a city in 1994.

Geography

Leizhou is located at the extreme southwestern end of Guangdong and lies on the Leizhou Peninsula.

Transportation

Climate

Climate data for Leizhou (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 29.5
(85.1)
34.4
(93.9)
37.5
(99.5)
37.3
(99.1)
38.6
(101.5)
37.7
(99.9)
38.5
(101.3)
36.5
(97.7)
36.3
(97.3)
33.3
(91.9)
32.9
(91.2)
29.6
(85.3)
38.6
(101.5)
Average high °C (°F) 19.5
(67.1)
19.8
(67.6)
22.8
(73.0)
27.3
(81.1)
30.7
(87.3)
32.5
(90.5)
32.9
(91.2)
32.2
(90.0)
30.7
(87.3)
28.5
(83.3)
25.3
(77.5)
21.3
(70.3)
27.0
(80.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.9
(60.6)
16.8
(62.2)
19.6
(67.3)
23.9
(75.0)
26.8
(80.2)
28.4
(83.1)
28.7
(83.7)
28.3
(82.9)
27.0
(80.6)
24.8
(76.6)
21.2
(70.2)
17.3
(63.1)
23.2
(73.8)
Average low °C (°F) 13.5
(56.3)
14.7
(58.5)
17.5
(63.5)
21.5
(70.7)
24.1
(75.4)
25.5
(77.9)
25.7
(78.3)
25.6
(78.1)
24.4
(75.9)
22.1
(71.8)
18.3
(64.9)
14.4
(57.9)
20.6
(69.1)
Record low °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
3.7
(38.7)
4.8
(40.6)
10.8
(51.4)
15.6
(60.1)
20.1
(68.2)
21.8
(71.2)
21.6
(70.9)
17.0
(62.6)
12.3
(54.1)
6.6
(43.9)
2.4
(36.3)
2.4
(36.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 19.0
(0.75)
36.0
(1.42)
43.7
(1.72)
99.4
(3.91)
213.0
(8.39)
210.4
(8.28)
231.2
(9.10)
288.3
(11.35)
244.4
(9.62)
147.1
(5.79)
47.4
(1.87)
26.9
(1.06)
1,606.8
(63.26)
Average relative humidity (%) 83 89 90 89 86 84 83 85 85 82 78 78 84
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

See also