Climate and Weather
As neighboring the Yellow Sea (Huang Hai), Qingdao city has a temperate monsoon climate with distinct marine features. All four seasons in Qingdao are mild without extreme cold or hot temperature; it is warm in winter and cool in summer. Generally the golden travel period is from the end of March to early November. The last ten days of August are the best times for seaside traveling due to the mild seawater temperature.
Qingdao temperature differences during a day are slight, and air is temperate and humid with abundant rainfall. Annual average temperature is 12.2 C, with rainfall about average annual of 775.6mm. The hottest season is in August with the average temperature of 25.1 C (77.2 F) and the coldest in January with the average temperature of 0.9 C below zero (30.4 F). Autumn and winter in Qingdao are windy, in winter the temperature drops below zero centigrade, although the sea does not freeze.
Local Festivals and Folk Custom
Qingdao International Beer Festival
The Qingdao International Beer Festival was established in 1991, it has been held 15 times, beginning the second weekend of August and lasting 16 days. During the festival, the whole city is in great revelry. Beer drinking competitions, parties, trade exhibitions and entertainments stimulate interest. Dozens of beer companies from all over the world join the festival. Beer products and cultures from Germany and Korea are introduced into China, and interaction which enriches the Chinese beer market and enhances the cooperation of Chinese and foreign beer companies. The Festival promotes communication between Qingdao and people all over the world.
Apart from Qingdao International Beer Festival, The annual China International Electronics and Household Electrical Appliance Expo and Qingdao Ocean Festival China are another two major festivals in Qingdao.
Other Odds and Ends
Area Code: 0532
Zip Code: 266000
Important inquiry numbers
Mayor's public telephone number: 12345
Tourists' complaint: 0532-85912000
Taxi complaint: 0532-82817777
Bank of China Shandong Branch is located at No. 51, Zhanliu Ganlu, Shinan District, Qingdao
Address: No. 308, Ningxia Road, Qingdao
It is a key university in Shandong Province.
Ocean University of China
Address: No. 5, Yushan Road, Qingdao
This is another key university in Qingdao, respected throughout the country.