On January 14, 2012, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) issued the China Climate Bulletin in 2012. According to Bulletin, the general characteristic of China climate in 2012 was wet with near normal (the average of 1981-2010) temperature. However the regional and period meteorological hazards were serious and frequent.
In 2012, the annual precipitation was above normal and the mean temperature was near normal in China both with severely uneven distribution in time-space and intra-seasonal variability. The mean of annual total precipitation in China was 669.3 mm, 6.3% more than normal and 20.4% more than 2011. The total precipitation was less than normal in winter, but much more in spring, summer and autumn consecutively in China. The annual mean temperature was 9.4℃ , which was near and slightly below normal (with -0.2℃ anomaly) but 0.3℃ less than 2011. The mean temperature was lower than normal in winter and autumn, but higher than normal persistently in spring and summer in China. >> More