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Geographic Location & Weather Conditions
Latest Updated by 2003-09-16 15:05:34

Guangzhou is located at about 23N and 113E, just on the Tropic of Cancer. So it is quite warm with nice weather conditions as follows:

1) its annual average temperature: 21C -- 7C;
2) its annual average rainfall: 1 982mm;
3) its annual relative humidity: 77%;
4) its time zone: GMT.+ 8 hours, the same as in Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing;
5) seasonal average temperature & relative humidity in Guangzhou:  

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  Spring Summer Fall Winter
Temperature  20°C   28°C  22 °C  17°C

With lots of cool showers in long hot summers, transient wet spring spells from the sea, nice and cool autumn breezes from the northern mountains, and plentiful warm winter sunshine, it is suitable for crops, plants, flowers, as well as tourism in all the four seasons. With such a typical subtropical monsoon climate and a rich rainfall, Guangzhou is a city of fresh flowers all the year around. Guangzhou has long enjoyed the reputation of "the City of Flowers" and the kapok has been selected the city flower of Guangzhou Municipality and a symbol of the liberal spirit of the Cantonese. It is also the emblem of Southern Airlines, one of the three largest airline companies in China. By the way,

1) Guangzhou Municipal Bird: the Babbler (or, the Chatterer)
2) Guangzhou Municipal Flower: the Kapok
3) Guangzhou Municipal Emblem: Statue of Rams

Editor: Catherine

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