Climate and Weather
Haikou lies in the fringe of north low latitude tropical area with a monsoon tropical marine climate. It is warm in spring with insufficient rain, hot in summer with an abundance of rain, with excessive typhoon and torrential rain in autumn and cold in the winter. All around the year, Haikou is endowed with long sunshine time, with an annual average of more than 2000 hours; the average temperature is 23.5 degrees Centigrade, with the maximum of about 28 degrees Centigrade and minimum of about 18 degrees Centigrade. Hainan's most popular season is, of course, Spring Festival, when legions of mainlanders shuddering from sub-zero winter temperatures spend Chinese New Year on the invitingly temperate beaches of the tropica island.
Local Festivals and Folk Custom
Festivals in Haikou are multifarious, as so many ethnic groups inhabit the city. Like any other place in China, common traditional holidays like Lunar New Year (The day falls between 22 January and 19 February, varying every year), Lantern Festival (15 day of 1 moon), Dragon Boat Festival (5 day of lunar 5 moon), Mid-Autumn Festival (15 of lunar 8 moon) are celebrated most ardently .
Other Odds and Ends
Phone Dialing Code: 0898
Weather Forecast: 121
Consumers' Complaint: 12315
Post Office: Nanbao Road, Haikou
CAAC Ticket Center: 11 Yusha Road, Haikou Tel: 0898-68511848
Information of Railway Station: 0898-95105105
Money exchange is offered in any exchange counters of Bank of China in Haikou. Bank of China Haikou Branch is located on No.25 Datong Road
Address: 58 Renmin Road, Haikou