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Climate in Fujian

The province is mostly mountainous. The northwest is higher in altitude, with the Wuyi Mountains forming the border between Fujian and Jiangxi. The highest point of Fujian is Huanggang Peak in the Wuyi Mountains, with an altitude of 2157 m.

The Fujian province faces East China Sea to the east, South China Sea to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the southeast. The coastline is rugged and has many bays and islands. Major islands include Quemoy, Haitan Island, and Nanri Island.

Fujian is separated from Taiwan by the 180-km-wide Taiwan Strait. Some of the small islands in the Taiwan Strait are also part of the province. Small parts of the province, namely the islands of Quemoy and Matsu, are under the administration of the Republic of China.

Fujian has a subtropical humid monsoon climate, with warm winters and annual temperature averaging between 17-21C. In January the coastal regions average around 7–10 °C while the hills average 6–8 °C. In the summer, temperatures are high, and the province is threatened by typhoons coming in from the Pacific. Average annual precipitation is 1400–2000 mm.

The average temperatures in the coldest month (January) are 10-13C in the southeast coastal parts and 5-8C in the inland mountainous areas.

In the hottest month (July) the temperature averages 26-29C. The average annual precipitation is 1,000 mm and frost-free period lasts 240 to 330 days a year. Typhoons occur frequently from May to November.

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