The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Winter, (Chinese: 立冬), the 19th solar term of the year, begins this year on November 7th and ends on November 21st.
Start of Winter is unsurprisingly(!) the first solar term of winter, which means crops harvested in autumn should be stored away. After this day, the weather historically starts getting chillier.
According to the National Meteorological Center, as of November 5th, a strong cold front reached south China. Meteorologists predict that most parts of China will see a significant temperature drop in the future. However, the super cold front won’t really touch Guangdong. According to the Guangdong Meteorological Center, as of November 8th, the temperature of mid-west Guangdong will experience a slight dip. Most parts of Guangdong will be cloudy on November 9th. As you can see from the below temperatures, it’s still pretty much business as usual in the city:
7 Day forecast for Guangzhou
November 8th cloudy with showers 19°C to 26 °C
November 9th cloudy 17°C to 27 °C
November 10th cloudy 19°C to 28 °C
November 11th cloudy 20°C to 28 °C
November 12th cloudy 20°C to 27 °C
November 13th cloudy with showers 20°C to 28 °C
November 14th cloudy 20°C to 28 °C
Author | Keane, Hainan
Editor | Simon Haywood