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Will it snow during the light snow solar term? Why is it called light snow when it doesn't snow?

In a few days, it will be the 20th of the 24 solar terms and the second solar term light snow solar term in winter. Many people will question whether the light snow solar term will snow? Of course, the answer to no snow under the light snow solar term is not sure, so why is it called light snow? In this article, let's learn about the meaning of snow.

will it snow in the light snow solar term? In fact, the meaning of the light snow solar term itself does not mean that it must snow, but that in the light snow season, the temperature drops and the temperature drops to the extent that it can snow, but because the surface temperature is not low enough, even if it does, the amount of snow will be very small or even No. Therefore, whether it will snow on this day depends on the current weather.

Of course, snow in the light snow solar term is also for the northern region. At this time, it is not time for snow in the southern region of China (except for some areas with high altitude), especially in South China. Let alone whether it will snow or not, it is a problem whether it will snow all year round.

In terms of the time of snowfall, the time of light snow in the South and north of China is different.

Northern region: after the general light snow solar term, the first snow has come to northern cities such as Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang and Tianjin, while Beijing and Zhengzhou will not see the first snow until the end of November and the beginning of December.

Southern Region: most cities in the South will not have snow until about the middle of December, such as Hefei, Nanjing and other regions. Later areas have to wait until after January of the new year, that is, Chongqing and some areas in South China. However, as mentioned above, there is no snow in some areas of South China all year round.

In terms of the temperature of the light snow solar term, there are differences across China. With the arrival of the light snow solar term, the cold air will be more frequent and active. After a large number of Siberia invaded China, they will go south on a large scale. Therefore, from the beginning of this solar term, most parts of southern China will be affected by the cold air and the temperature will drop sharply. According to the latest weather conditions today, South China has cooled significantly under the influence of cold air. The highest temperature yesterday was about 30 degrees, and today it fell about 5 degrees.

The region that can reflect the light snow solar term climate in China is the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River. At this time, affected by the cold air, the temperature in this region decreased significantly and reached the snowfall point. However, because the temperature is not low enough, the snowfall is small, but on the whole, it still ushered in the first snow.

Why is it called light snow when it doesn't snow?

'light snow' is a solar term reflecting climate characteristics. The light snow in the solar term is not necessarily related to the light snow in the weather. The meaning of "light snow" in the light snow solar term is different from that in the daily weather forecast. The light snow solar term is a climate concept, which represents the climate characteristics during the light snow solar term; The light snow in the weather forecast refers to the snow with less snow intensity.