As one of the largest countries in the world, China has the largest diversity of climates in a single country.
Northern China experiences hot and dry summers and cold and dry winters, with temperatures at an average low of -25°C (-13°F).
Southeast China has almost continuous rainfall and is very humid in the summer. Temperatures often reach more than 40°C (104°F). The south is also prone to typhoons (hurricanes) from May to December, especially from July to September. Coastal Guangdong and Fujian provinces are the worst hit areas.
In Western China, there is a big province, Xinjiang, which is mostly desert and experiences some of the biggest temperature differences between winter and summer. Record temperatures range from 43°C (109°F) to -31°C (-24°F)
In the far South of China, there is an island province, Hainan, which is a great escape from the cold weather and for those seeking the sun all year round. Its Southernmost city is Sanya, a popular beach destination with hundreds of international hotels.
Overall, early autumn around September and October, is considered to be the best season for the weather. Temperatures are pleasant, rainfall is low, and the tourists are many.
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