Dongfang, Hainan


Dongfang, Hainan
Dongfang
东方
—  County-level city  —
东方市
Location of Dongfang City (red) in Hainan and the PRC
Dongfang is located in Hainan
Dongfang
Location of the city centre in Hainan
Coordinates: 19°06′N 108°39′E / 19.1°N 108.65°E / 19.1; 108.65Coordinates: 19°06′N 108°39′E / 19.1°N 108.65°E / 19.1; 108.65
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hainan
Area
 - Total 2,256 km2 (871 sq mi)
Elevation 11 m (35 ft)
Population
 - Total 435,000
 - Density 192.8/km2 (499.4/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 572600
Area code(s) 0898
Licence plates 琼D
Website http://dongfang.hainan.gov.cn

Dongfang (simplified Chinese: 东方; traditional Chinese: 東方; pinyin: Dōngfāng; literally "the East") is one of the 7 county-level cities of Hainan province, People's Republic of China. It is located on the western coast of Hainan Island facing Vietnam across the Gulf of Tonkin, and in 2004 had a population of 435,000.

Climate

Dongfang has a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen Aw).[1] Monsoonal influences are strong, and the two seasons are the wet season and the dry season (November to April), where little rainfall occurs (January to March). Rainfall is heaviest and most frequent from August to October, when typhoons may strike, and averages an annual total of 960 millimetres (38 in), lower than many locations on the island. The city receives ample sunshine, amounting to 2560 hours annually.

Climate data for Dongfang (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
23.7
(74.7)
26.3
(79.3)
29.9
(85.8)
31.9
(89.4)
32.3
(90.1)
32.2
(90.0)
31.8
(89.2)
31.2
(88.2)
29.5
(85.1)
27.1
(80.8)
24.3
(75.7)
28.6
Daily mean °C (°F) 19.0
(66.2)
19.8
(67.6)
22.4
(72.3)
26.2
(79.2)
28.7
(83.7)
29.4
(84.9)
29.3
(84.7)
28.8
(83.8)
27.6
(81.7)
25.8
(78.4)
23.0
(73.4)
20.0
(68.0)
25.00
Average low °C (°F) 15.9
(60.6)
17.1
(62.8)
19.6
(67.3)
23.2
(73.8)
25.7
(78.3)
26.8
(80.2)
26.6
(79.9)
26.0
(78.8)
24.7
(76.5)
23.0
(73.4)
19.9
(67.8)
16.9
(62.4)
22.1
Rainfall mm (inches) 7.6
(0.299)
14.2
(0.559)
17.4
(0.685)
30.0
(1.181)
88.3
(3.476)
146.8
(5.78)
140.2
(5.52)
176.2
(6.937)
170.9
(6.728)
129.3
(5.091)
26.5
(1.043)
13.9
(0.547)
961.3
(37.846)
humidity 81 83 82 79 77 77 77 80 82 81 77 77 79.4
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.6 4.9 5.0 5.5 7.2 7.5 7.8 11.5 13.3 11.5 4.6 3.3 85.7
Sunshine hours 179.2 147.6 185.3 213.9 270.6 244.2 263.5 236.1 217.2 211.2 202.2 187.0 2,558.0
Source: China Meteorological Administration

References

  1. ^ Peel, M. C. and Finlayson, B. L. and McMahon, T. A. (2007). Updated Asian Map of the Koppen climate classification system. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 11: 1633-1644.

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