Summer Solstice


The Summer Solstice the 10th solar term of the year, means much of the northern hemisphere receives the most hours of daylight.

1.Climatic Conditions

Convective Weather

After the summer solstice, the ground is heated strongly and air convection is strong, often forming thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening. These hot thunderstorms come and go quickly, with small rainfall areas. Convective weather brings heavy precipitation, which is not always as beautiful as described in the poem, and often brings local disasters.


In most cases, the "summer solstice" period coincides with the rains in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the Jianghuai basin, with frequent heavy rainfall, which can easily lead to flooding and even threaten people's lives and property, so attention should be paid to strengthening flood prevention.

2.Custom Activities

The summer solstice is the time when crops are harvested, and it has been customary since ancient times to celebrate the harvest and offer sacrifices to ancestors in order to pray for a good year. As a result, the summer solstice was incorporated into the ancient rituals for the gods as a festival. Around the summer solstice, some places held grand "over summer wheat", and at the imperial court, after the "summer solstice", the royal family took out the "winter hide and summer use" ice ". It was used from the Zhou Dynasty onwards, and became an institution.

3.Health care

Vegetables and fruits with lots of water such as green leafy vegetables and melons are good choices, such as cabbage, bitter gourd, loofah and cucumber, all of which are good stomach-building foods. Noodles, on the other hand, are also one of the recommended cuisines after the summer solstice. There is a popular proverb in northern China: "Winter Solstice Dumplings and Summer Solstice Noodles", especially the cold noodles, which can lower the fire and appetite without damaging health due to the coldness.