The only time I have traveled to Beijing a taxi driver told me I had come at the worst and hottest time of year. He explained to me that the year was divided up in periods of roughly 16 days and the period I had come at was the hottest (a fact I wasn't going to disagree with considering the temperature outside the taxi).
What are the Chinese names and a brief description of these periods?
In researching to find this answer I came across this blog post which is in English and describes 24 periods in a year but it doesn't include the Chinese characters for each of the periods.
Can someone please provide further detail to the blog post and provide the Chinese names (characters) of each of the periods.