In 1996,there was less precipitation in the most of China in winter and spring,the drought area was larger in the North. There was more precipitation in summer,the flood extent was large and the damage was heavy. There was obviously frequent rain in the Huaihe Valley in Autumn. The annual mean temperature was higher and lower in the North and in the South respectively. The annual sunshine level was lower, the snow and frozen damage occurred in some regions. Landed typhoon and tropical storms were normal but its damage was heavy. Some regions were hit by hailstorm and tornado.