|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Municipal seat||Hulin Town (虎林镇)|
|Elevation||85 m (280 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Hulin (Chinese :虎林; pinyin :Hǔlín; literally: 'tiger forest') is a county-level city on the Muling River in southeastern Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. With a population of around 200,000, it is under the administration of Jixi. Nearby are Lake Xingkai, 51 kilometres (32 mi) to the southwest, the Usuri River, which forms the Russian border 38 kilometres (24 mi) to the east. The main agricultural products include soybeans, cattle, milk, various organic produces, and lumber.
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Hulin has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with long, bitterly cold, but dry winters, and warm, humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −18.3 °C (−1 °F) in January to 21.6 °C (71 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 3.49 °C (38.3 °F). More than 2/3 of the year's precipitation occurs from June to September.
Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea. Usually, the term monsoon is used to refer to the rainy phase of a seasonally changing pattern, although technically there is also a dry phase. The term is sometimes incorrectly used for locally heavy but short-term rains.
A humid continental climate is a climatic region defined by Russo-German climatologist Wladimir Köppen in 1900, typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. Precipitation is usually distributed throughout the year. The definition of this climate regarding temperature is as follows: the mean temperature of the coldest month must be below −3 °C (26.6 °F) and there must be at least four months whose mean temperatures are at or above 10 °C (50 °F). In addition, the location in question must not be semi-arid or arid. The Dfb, Dwb and Dsb subtypes are also known as hemiboreal.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by the German-Russian climatologist Wladimir Köppen (1846–1940) in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen, notably in 1918 and 1936. Later, the climatologist Rudolf Geiger introduced some changes to the classification system, which is thus sometimes called the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system.
|Climate data for Hulin (1971−2000)|
|Record high °C (°F)||2.1|
|Average high °C (°F)||−13.2|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−18.3|
|Average low °C (°F)||−23.1|
|Record low °C (°F)||−34.7|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||5.4|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||5.9||5.2||6.5||9.5||13.5||14.1||12.7||13.2||11.2||9.2||7.8||7.7||116.5|
|Source: Weather China|
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