Taizhou is located in the northern subtropical zone. Affected by monsoon wind circumfluence, it has a humid climate with distinct monsoon features. Seasons here are distinct: hot and rainy in the summer while temperate and dry in the winter. It has a long period of frost free days throughout the year. There is plenty of heat and rain; in addition, both the heat and rain come at the same time.
In Taizhou, spring comes at the end of March to the beginning of April. Summer comes at the first twenty days of June. Autumn comes in the mid of September and winter comes in the mid of November.
Usually, four seasons in Taizhou have their distinct features. In spring, the climate changes a lot. It has two distinct climates, namely plum rains and droughts, in summer. It is comfortable in autumn in Taizhou and cold in winter. In addition, Taizhou is frequently attacked by typhoons in summer.
In spring, the weather changes a lot. It turns from sunny days to rainy days frequently and rains benefits the farming. Spring rains are particularly beneficial to reviving and growth of overwintering crops, such as wheat, barley, highland barley and rape, and the seeding and sprouting of spring crops.
In summer, there will be a period called "mould rains", which is beneficial for plants, such as paddy rice, corns and cottons. Because of different strength of monsoons in summer, the rain period may come earlier or later, lasting short or long, with more or less rainfalls, it usually appears "empty huangmei", "dry huangmei", "flood huangmei" and "later huangmei" (huangmei means a period of rainfalls). Abnormal weather easily results in floods or droughts, which negatively influences the growth of plants. In summer, because of the hot and dry climate, droughts frequently occur and the growing paddy needs a lot of water. Therefore, it should timely monitor and forecast, which is an important work.
It was comfortable in autumn and freezing cold in winter. More sunny days and weak winds are beneficial to the growing and harvest of agricultural plants.