Climate of the Province
Jiangsu Province is situated in the transition zones between the temperate zone and subtropical zone, with a humid and semi-humid monsoon climate. The dividing line between the temperate zone and the subtropical zone is roughly the belt between the Huaihe River of Jiangsu Province and North Jiangsu General Irrigation Canal, to the south of it is subtropical humid monsoon climate, and to the north is temperate humid monsoon climate. The annual average temperature is 130C-160C, -20C-40C in January, and 260C-290C in July. The highest extreme temperature is 40.90C (in Zhenjiang on August 22, 1959). The climate throughout the province is mild with appropriate amount of rains and clear-cut division of the four seasons.