Summer Solstice Weather in China
Summer Solstice means the beginning of a hot summer. Convective Weather, Rainstorm Crops, Plum Rains and High Temperature Summer Solstice are usually appeared in Summer Solstice. Summer Solstice means the beginning of a hot summer. It is not only hot but also suffocating. Several kinds of weather, described below, deserve people's attention.
First, Convective Weather（对流天气duìliú tiānqì） Affected by the strong heat exposure of the ground, air convection is active. Thunder showers occur easily after noon and at sunset. This kind of hot thunder shower comes and goes quickly. It is not as beautiful as described in the poem written by Liu Yuxi, a poet of the Tang Dynasty (608-917), and can sometimes bring regional disaster.
Second, Rainstorm（暴风雨bào fēnɡ yǔ） Crops grow quickly in Summer Solstice due to high temperatures and plentiful sunshine. They need plenty of water, too. Rainfall in Summer Solstice has a great influence on agriculture. As a saying goes, "a raindrop in Summer Solstice worth a thousand pieces of gold.” Meanwhile, the frequent storms can also cause disasters like floods and even threaten people's safety and their property.
Third, Plum Rains（梅雨méi yǔ） When Summer Solstice comes, it is the rainy season in the Jiang-huai Region. The air is humid and relatively cold, and when broached with warm air, a trough of low pressure takes form and leads to continuous rainy days. People should be careful to prevent against some diseases caused by humidity.
Fourth, Rather High Temperature Summer Solstice is similar to Winter Solstice, in that they both bring changes in weather as drastic as the four seasons of a year. Summer Solstice means the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. After Summer Solstice, the days become shorter and shorter. But due to the heat of solar radiation absorbed by the earth, temperatures will increase in a certain period. That's why there is a saying which goes, "the weather is not hot until Summer Solstice.” Many cities' record-high temperatures all occur in Summer Solstice.