Tianjin is located in the lower reaches of the Haihe River. The city also happens to be the largest man-made harbor of China. Being a port city, Tianjin enjoys a monsoon influenced humid continental climate. The city also witnesses a transit from continental climate to marine climate. Here the monsoon winds are high and at the same time sunshine adequate. Tianjin like most of the other Chinese regions has four seasons. It has hot and humid summers owing to the monsoons, pleasant and windy spring and autumn and dry, cold and snowy winters.
Summers in Tianjin are not burning hot but what, at times make them
unbearable are the high levels of precipitation. The summer season
sets in Tianjin from the month of May and lasts till August. The
average high in the summer months in Tianjin is at 31oC.
The month of July is the hottest month of the year in Tianjin.
Monsoon also approaches Tianjin in the month of July and causes
precipitation levels to rise further. The weather in the month of
August, when the Olympic football preliminaries will be hosted in
Tianjin is going to be hot and humid. The temperature in August
rises to about 31oc and during night dips down at about
The winter season in Tianjin lasts from October to mid-March. The
winter season tremendously brings down temperature and humidity
levels in the city. January is the coldest month of the year with
temperature dipping down below freezing point at -4oC.
It is advisable to carry good amount of woolens to protect one, from
the chilly winds that blow from the north because of the cold high
pressure from Mongolia. Springs in Tianjin are pleasant but also
experience occasional sandstorms that blow in from the Gobi desert
and may last for several days.