Rainy season: Don’t let the monsoon in China interfere with your orders

If you look at the definition, monsoon means a seasonal change in the direction of the wind. This is what causes heavy rain in many regions. What might this mean for your hardware company’s business dealings in China? Well, without proper planning, you will have problems with delayed orders. Today at IBMH, we’ll tell you about the monsoon in China and the areas that are affected by it.

Weather in China, what you should know about monsoons

Latitude and altitude significantly affect temperature. So much so that there can be variations ranging from -8°C in the north to 40°C in the south. It is these variations that are found in each region of China. As you may know, this country has one of the broadest climate ranges in the world.

As a general rule, the climate in China is colder and drier as you move farther north and west. For example, there is a big difference between the Xinjiang desert (in the northwest) and the plains of Mongolia. The tropical forest and beaches also have their own distinct climates.

Now, if we’re talking about the monsoons or rainy seasons, we should point out that the southeastern part of the country is hit hardest. What’s more…

Monsoons in China by region

Let’s take a detailed look at the regions most affected by the monsoon and how severely they are impacted:

  • Guilin and Hong Kong regions. These experience monsoon rains in both spring and summer. It’s worth pointing out that summers are typically hot, and winters are much milder than in other cities. On the other hand, Hong Kong, located on the Tropic of Cancer (in the south) has a subtropical monsoon. 80% of the rain falls between May and September.
  • Shanghai and Guangzhou, in the south east and south of China. Winter storms do not occur as often here. However, the monsoon extends from late spring to summer, giving way to a dry autumn and a winter with light rain.
  • Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Lijiang and Guizhou. These cities are situated more to the west. Rains are much less intense here, except in the mountains and places like Chongqing, Chengdu and Kunming, where the monsoon effect is more substantial.

How to be proactive and ensure the monsoon doesn’t affect your orders

What can you do to be proactive and prevent this from affecting your hardware orders? We’ve just seen that the monsoon in China has a different impact from one region to another. However, we can say that, in general, the most complicated months in China weather-wise are from April to September. In March and from October to December, there is hardly any rain at all, or at least not in the form of a monsoon.

If you don’t want to experience any delays or cancellations with your furniture and construction hardware imports from China, be proactive and keep in mind the dates when the monsoon usually affects the region where the factories that you usually work with are located. In this way, you can place your orders early and avoid unnecessary delays.

Another excellent way to be proactive and get the products you want to import from China on time is to work with us. With IBMH, you will minimize unforeseen problems. Besides knowing the country, its climate, and its culture, we have a long professional track record, and thanks to our scale, we can get the best deal in both price and service. If you want a comprehensive service with success guaranteed, get in touch with us. We’ll explain how your business can benefit from us being your Strategic Purchase Management Office in China.