Weather and Climate of China


Do all parts of China experience similar weather and have similar climates, or are there marked differences?

Can we explain the weather & climate of the country?

The map opposite shows that there is some variation in climates experienced in different parts of the country.

The tasks below will help to show more clearly how different these climate types are, and why China experiences such climatic differences.






Task 1 – Use this base map to construct an A3 coloured iso-hyet map to show how total annual rainfall varies throughout China.

Task 2 – Use your completed map to describe how rainfall varies throughout China. You should attach your description to the map.

Task 3 – Complete this worksheet about the relationship between temperature & relief in China.

Task 4 – Construct a climate graph using the climate data for one of five Chinese cities and then describe how temperature and rainfall varies throughout the year in your chosen city.

Task 5 – Complete these activities to show your understanding of the factors that influence climates around China. You will need this China outline map.