Beijing Weather & Climate

Beijing, as the capital of ancient China in various dynasties and now, enjoys excellent geographical and climatic advantages. Located in the north-central part of China, not far from the sea, it has a typical northern temperate sub-humid continental monsoon climate. It has the characteristics of continental climate with four distinct seasons, giving people a variety of experiences; it also features a warm and humid monsoon climate, which is favorable for vegetation growth.

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Average High (F)

33/36

38/4

50/54

67/70

78/82

86/89

Average High(C)

1/3

3/5

10/12

19/21

26/28

30/32

Average Low (F)

 13/17

18/21

29/33

43/46

54/58

63/67

Average Low (C)

-10/-8

-8/-6

-2/0

6/8

12/14

17/19

Rain (in)

0.1/0.2

0.2/0.3

0.3/0.4

0.8/0.9

1.4/1.5

2.9/3

Rain(mm)

<5

5/10

5/10

20/25

35/40

75/80


 

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High (F)

87/90

84/88

77/81

66/69

49/52

36/40

Average High(C)

30/32

29/31

25/27

19/21

9/11

2/4

Average Low (F)

69/73

67/71

56/60

43/46

29/33

18/21

Average Low (C)

21/23

20/22

13/15

6/8

-2/0

-8/-6

Rain (in)

8.0/8.1

7.1/7.2

<0.1

0.6/0.7

0.3/0.4

0.1/0.2

Rain(mm)

205/210

180/185

<5

15/20

5/10

<5

The Best Time to Visit Beijing

Beijing is China's famous historical and cultural city, also the political and economic center. It is worth experiencing a Beijing tour all the year round. Considering the weather conditions, spring and autumn, especially May, September and October are the classic best time to visit Beijing. May is about to enter the summer of Beijing, the temperature is pleasant along with charming nature scenery; The broad-leaved forests turn red in September and October, and some of the leaves are as red as fire. It is the most beautiful moment in Beijing.

In recent years, with the revival of old Beijing culture and the popularity of the snow in the Forbidden City, it is also highly recommended to go to Beijing in winter to see snow falling on the ancient buildings with red walls and black tiles.

Spring in Beijing is short, from the end of March to May, only about two months in general, but the big temperature difference between day and night is one of the outstanding features of Beijing’s spring. Everywhere in the city is a picture of the revival of all lives, especially when the flowers in the Forbidden City are in full bloom, showing the grand scene of Ming and Qing dynasties. It's just that it's windy in spring, and it blows even more often and stronger than in winter. With less precipitation, the air will be drier. In addition, May is one of the most colorful seasons for literary and artistic life in Beijing, with performances of international standard shows often held. If you go to the Great Wall in spring, you should wear some wind-proof clothes.

The summer in Beijing is long and heat. It is getting hot from June, and maintain the high temperature in July and August. Annual precipitation season distribution is very uneven, the annual precipitation of 80% concentrated in the summer; it often rains or heavy rain in July and August; after the rainfall, temperature is much more comfortable. Travel to Beijing in summer, it is recommended to do a good job in the sun and heat; recommend visiting 798 Art Zone, Temple of Heaven, Hutongs, or the nearby Chengde Summer Resort to spend your vacation. Enjoying Beijing Opera or Kongfu Show will help to spend a night.

Autumn in Beijing is from September to October. The temperature drops quickly and stays around 20°C. There is a temperature difference between day and night. This season is very cool with clear skies, little rain and more clouds. Therefore, it is also the golden season for tourism in Beijing, which is suitable for all kinds of outdoor programs and activities. The Great Wall and the Summer Palace are good place to enjoy the scenery in autumn.

Winter begins in November and ends in March. After the first snow, the temperature will stay below zero with wind, be sure to wear a down jacket and hat. The coldest months are January and February. It hasn't snowed much in recent years. The winter in Beijing is dry and cold, so you have to protect yourselves from the wind and keep warm so that you can have no problem in outdoor activities. Old people should avoid falling and be careful of slipping. The Forbidden City, Yonghe Lamasery and the Great Wall are recommended to see snow. There are also ski resorts in the suburbs for different levels of tourists.

When Will Beijing Snow?

Normally, Beijing gets its first snow in early November, but in recent years as the global climate has warmed and humidity has dropped in Beijing, the snow has fallen later. It will be concentrated in January and February, but not every day. It's mostly by luck.

Does Beijing Have Rainy Season?

The rainy season in Beijing is concentrated in July and August, often followed by heavy rainfall after continuous high temperatures. If you choose to come to Beijing in these two months, be sure to bring rain gear. March and April are the driest months of the year.


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