Everyone learning Chinese needs to be able to recognize and describe several kinds of terrible weather. Your talks with native speakers become more engaging, and it also helps you stay informed about the weather and be prepared for it. You can discuss every type of weather in Chinese with this article’s vocabulary, phrases, and advice.
Various types of weather in Chinese
Sunny and clear weather:
晴天 (qíng tiān) – Sunny day
太阳 (tài yáng) – Sun
晴朗 (qíng lǎng) – Clear
Cloudy and overcast weather:
多云 (duō yún) – Cloudy
阴天 (yīn tiān) – Overcast day
阴暗 (yīn àn) – Gloomy
Rain and storms:
雨 (yǔ) – Rain
下雨 (xià yǔ) – Raining
小雨 (xiǎo yǔ) – Light rain
中雨 (zhōng yǔ) – Moderate rain
大雨 (dà yǔ) – Heavy rain
暴雨 (bào yǔ) – Torrential rain
雷雨 (léi yǔ) – Thunderstorm
雷电 (léi diàn) – Lightning
Snow and ice:
雪 (xuě) – Snow
下雪 (xià xuě) – Snowing
小雪 (xiǎo xuě) – Light snow
大雪 (dà xuě) – Heavy snow
冰雹 (bīng báo) – Hail
冰冻 (bīng dòng) – Freezing
风 (fēng) – Wind
刮风 (guā fēng) – Windy
小风 (xiǎo fēng) – Light wind
大风 (dà fēng) – Strong wind
飓风 (jù fēng) – Hurricane
台风 (tái fēng) – Typhoon
Fog and haze:
雾 (wù) – Fog
大雾 (dà wù) – Dense fog
雾霾 (wù mái) – Haze
冷 (lěng) – Cold
凉爽 (liáng shuǎng) – Cool
暖和 (nuǎn huo) – Warm
炎热 (yán rè) – Hot
Chinese weather forecasts
Whether you live in, travel to, or are otherwise interested in China, it can be helpful to understand Chinese weather forecasts. You can prepare for your activities, pack the right clothes, and change your travel plans by being aware of weather predictions.
Related Chinese words and phrases
气温 (qìwēn) – Temperature
高温 (gāowēn) – High temperature
低温 (dīwēn) – Low temperature
湿度 (shīdù) – Humidity
风速 (fēngsù) – Wind speed
风向 (fēngxiàng) – Wind direction
晴天 (qíngtiān) – Sunny day
多云 (duōyún) – Cloudy
阴天 (yīntiān) – Overcast day
Related Chinese Sentences
Jīntiān Guǎngzhōu tiānqì qínglǎng, zuìgāo qìwēn 32 shèshìdù, zuìdī qìwēn 25 shèshìdù.
Today, Guangzhou’s weather is sunny and clear, with a high temperature of 32 degrees Celsius and a low temperature of 25 degrees Celsius.
Míngtiān Guǎngzhōu duōyún zhuǎn yīn, kěnéng huì xià xiǎoyǔ, qìwēn zài 24 zhì 28 shèshìdù zhī jiān.
Tomorrow, Guangzhou will be cloudy, turning overcast, with a chance of light rain and temperatures ranging from 24 to 28 degrees Celsius.
Hòutiān yùjì Guǎngzhōu jiāng yínglái yī chǎng léi zhèn yǔ, qìwēn lüè yǒu xiàjiàng, jièyú 22 zhì 26 shèshìdù zhī jiān.
The day after tomorrow, Guangzhou is expected to experience a thunderstorm, with temperatures slightly dropping between 22 and 26 degrees Celsius.
Zhè zhōumò, Guǎngzhōu qìwēn jiāng zhújiàn huíshēng, zhōurì zuìgāo qìwēn kědá 30 shèshìdù.
Over the weekend, temperatures in Guangzhou will gradually rise, with Sunday’s high temperature reaching 30 degrees Celsius.
Xià zhōuyī Guǎngzhōu tiānqì zhuǎn qíng, kōngqì zhìliàng liánghǎo, shìyí hùwài huódòng.
Following Monday, Guangzhou’s weather will turn sunny, with good air quality, making it suitable for outdoor activities.
Is there a big difference in climate between northern and southern China?
Indeed, the climates in northern and southern China do differ significantly. Due to its size and geographic characteristics, China is a vast country with many climates.
The weather in northern China is typically defined by lengthy, chilly winters and brief, hot summers. The area experiences a continental climate, with wintertime lows that are below freezing. Summers, however, can be sweltering and arid. Strong winds are another characteristic of this region, especially in the spring.
Contrarily, the subtropical climate of southern China offers long, hot, and humid summers and mild to warm winters. Moreover, the area experiences a more prominent rainy season from April to September, which receives more rainfall than the north. With year-round mild temperatures and high humidity levels, the climate in some areas of southern China almost qualifies as tropical.
If I travel to China in the summer, what should I do to prepare for the weather?
Traveling to China in the summer might be profitable. The following tips can assist you in getting ready for your trip:
- Check the local weather forecast；
- Pack appropriate clothing；
- Stay hydrated；
- Sun protection；
- Prepare for rain；
- Be mindful of air conditioning；
- Know local customs；
- Plan outdoor activities wisely.
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