Tibet Tourism Climate – Middle Tibet, Southern Tibet
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Tibet Tourism Climate – Middle Tibet, Southern Tibet

Update: Jan. 5th, 2013

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Tibet Tourism Climate – Middle Tibet

Middle Tibet refers to the Yarlung Zangbo River Valley Area (Lhasa, Shigatse and Tsedang) and Qamdo Prefecture. This area is located in the plateau temperate zone and enjoys a sub-temperate climate. The River Valley Area with an average elevation of 3600 meters, is the main farming land of Tibet Autonomous Region. The average annual precipitation here is 300 millimeters to 544 millimeters. It is recorded that the maximum precipitation was happened in the eastern suburbs of Lhasa in 1990. The maximum precipitation of Lhasa was recorded as 613.8 millimeters also occurred in 1990. Most of the rainfall happens between May and September and the real rainy season starts from middle June. Tourists who've made a Tibet tour to Lhasa in different seasons would find that the air pressure here is higher in summer and lower in winter.

The average annual temperature of Middle Tibet is about 5? to 9?. The extremely high temperature in summer would always appear in June and it would be about 24? to 30?. The maximum average annual temperature is around 20? to 24?. The extremely low temperature in winter would always appear in January and it would be around -16? to -23?. -16.5? is the lowest temperature in January in Lhasa according to the historical record.

The tourism climate of Middle Tibet is also characterized by big temperature difference between day and night. The oxygen content in the air is relatively higher in summer compared to winter. The night rainfall happens frequently in Middle Tibet. The temperate climate and cool summer here attracts a large number of tourists here to spend their vacation. July and August have been the peak seasons of Tibet tour. The cultural spots, such as Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Jokhang Monastery are always crowded with tourists in the high season.

Tibet Tourism Climate –Southern Tibet

Southern Tibet refers to the regions at the northern foot of Himalayas, such as Tingri, Nyalam, Pagri and Tsona. Southern Tibet border area enjoys a typical plateau climate. The rainfall distribution is uneven in space and the average annual precipitation is about 665.5 millimeters. The minimum average annual precipitation was recorded as 280 millimeters in Longzi while the maximum average annual precipitation was recorded as 1348.8 millimeters in Nyalam in 1995.

The extremely low temperature in Southern Tibet border area is around -20? to -34? while the extremely high temperature is about 19? to 30?. The annual average temperature here is around -0.3? to 5?. The maximum average temperature in summer is 8? to 15?. Southern Tibet is noted as an ideal mountaineering destination for numerous high mountains located in this region. The highest peak of Himalayas – Mt.Everest attracts a large number of tourists to enjoy its unique scenery. Except for Mt.Everest, several other mountains with an altitude of higher than 7000 meters are also located in this region. Hence, tourists pay a visit here will have the chance to witness a magnificent landscape composed of numerous high mountains.

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