Beijing Weather in December

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The weather of December, the middle winter in Beijing, is dry and chilly, with an average temperature of -2°C (28°F). Cold wind freezes all the plants and flowers, so everywhere appears a bleak visage of winter. It may possibly snow, and the snow usually won't melt quickly due to the low temperature. Thus, December in Beijing a good time for those who love skiing and skating.

It is a low tourist month, so hotels and air companies usually provide favorable discounts.

Averages for Beijing Weather in December

Temperature: -2°C / 28°F
High Temperature: 4°C / 39°F
Low Temperature: -6°C / 21°F
Humidity: 49%
Rainfall: 3 mm
Rainy Days:2 days
Sunrise: 07:16 ~ 07:36
Sunset: 16:50 ~ 16:59
Air Quality in December
Average AQI:72
Beijing Air Quality in December

What to Wear in Beijing in December

Wear thermal underwear, a woolen sweater and a down coat to protect you from the chilly Beijing climate of December. Warm gloves, a scarf, hat and mask are indispensable. If visiting the Great Wall in suburban Beijing after a snowfall, you may have to wear additional layers to keep you warm. Prepare a pair of warm shoes or boots with a sturdy grip on the soles.
Beijing Clothes in December December Wear in Beijing

Things to Do in Beijing in December

Indoor tourist attractions, such as the museums and temples, are still without doubt good choices, considering the unpleasant weather conditions. Skiing and skating are in season activities, and popular ski resorts in Beijing include Shijinglong Ski Resort, Nanshan Ski Resort, Huaibei Ski Resort and Badaling Ski Resort.

In addition, it is wonderful to soak in a hot spring after skiing. Well-known hot springs in Beijing are such as Jiuhua Shanzhuang, Wendu Shuicheng and Badaling Hotspring.
 Tips on Hot Spring
 

Other Tips

Use skin care to protect your skin from being hurt by the windy cold and dry weather. Drink enough water and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to prevent excessive internal heat and maintain a good immune system. Be prepared by ensuring you carry enough medicine to help relieve cold and flu symptoms.

What is the temperature in Beijing in December?

High/Low Temperatures of Beijing in December
Temperatures Graph of Beijing in December
Air Quality of Beijing in December
Beijing AQI Graph in December

Historical Beijing Weather in December


 
Dec  Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humi-
dity
(%)
High Low 
1 4.1°C / 39.4°F -4.4°C / 24.1°F 07:16 / 16:50 63
2 0.2°C / 32.4°F -2.3°C / 27.9°F 07:17 / 16:50 90
3 5.2°C / 41.4°F -5.9°C / 21.4°F 07:18 / 16:50 68
4 1.8°C / 35.2°F -3.9°C / 25°F 07:19 / 16:50 85
5 0.7°C / 33.3°F -2.7°C / 27.1°F 07:20 / 16:49 88
6 4.2°C / 39.6°F 0.5°C / 32.9°F 07:21 / 16:49 83
7 5.1°C / 41.2°F 0.2°C / 32.4°F 07:22 / 16:49 60
8 1°C / 33.8°F -5.1°C / 22.8°F 07:23 / 16:49 26
9 1.6°C / 34.9°F -5.3°C / 22.5°F 07:24 / 16:49 27
10 4.9°C / 40.8°F -5.5°C / 22.1°F 07:25 / 16:49 30
11 10.2°C / 50.4°F -4.4°C / 24.1°F 07:26 / 16:49 50
12 7.6°C / 45.7°F -1.9°C / 28.6°F 07:26 / 16:50 47
13 2.8°C / 37°F -0.7°C / 30.7°F 07:27 / 16:50 79
14 3.8°C / 38.8°F -3.9°C / 25°F 07:28 / 16:50 25
15 0.8°C / 33.4°F -5.6°C / 21.9°F 07:29 / 16:50 20
16 -0.5°C / 31.1°F -7.9°C / 17.8°F 07:29 / 16:50 21
17 2°C / 35.6°F -10.2°C / 13.6°F 07:30 / 16:51 40
18 3.8°C / 38.8°F -6.9°C / 19.6°F 07:31 / 16:51 28
19 3.6°C / 38.5°F -5.4°C / 22.3°F 07:31 / 16:51 25
20 4.2°C / 39.6°F -6.5°C / 20.3°F 07:32 / 16:52 35
21 3.6°C / 38.5°F -4.4°C / 24.1°F 07:32 / 16:52 17
22 3.6°C / 38.5°F -4.1°C / 24.6°F 07:33 / 16:53 22
23 5.1°C / 41.2°F -7.6°C / 18.3°F 07:33 / 16:53 33
24 4.3°C / 39.7°F -2.6°C / 27.3°F 07:34 / 16:54 27
25 4.8°C / 40.6°F -5.5°C / 22.1°F 07:34 / 16:54 36
26 2°C / 35.6°F -7°C / 19.4°F 07:35 / 16:55 52
27 2.3°C / 36.1°F -5.3°C / 22.5°F 07:35 / 16:56 58
28 5.6°C / 42.1°F -6.2°C / 20.8°F 07:35 / 16:56 57
29 -0.8°C / 30.6°F -4.9°C / 23.2°F 07:36 / 16:57 55
30 -1.3°C / 29.7°F -3.9°C / 25°F 07:36 / 16:58 66
31 4.8°C / 40.6°F -6.5°C / 20.3°F 07:36 / 16:59 59
- Last modified on Nov. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing Weather in December
Asked by kyawt k thwe from JAPAN | Nov. 25, 2019 18:38Reply
hello im going to beijing this december on 20 to 23
im worry about air pollution.
thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from THAILAND | Nov. 27, 2019 19:44
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Based on the previous weather statistics, there would have some air pollution. Thus you are suggested to bring a mask.
Asked by Tarits from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 13, 2019 02:04Reply
Hi. We will visit Beijing on Dec. 24 to 25 2019.
Is the ground of Great Wall of China covered with snow? Thank you.
Answers (2)
Answered by Ada from USA | Sep. 16, 2019 18:55
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Sorry, it is hard to predict whether there will be snow weather during that time. According to the previous statistics, the temperature will be -5-5C in December.
Answered by Tarits from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 19, 2019 05:49
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Thank you for the info.
Asked by Grace from MALAYSIA | Sep. 01, 2019 19:21Reply
Hi. We will be in Beijing on 2 Dec - 5 Dec 2019
- Can I expect snow fall during this period?
- Can we still play ski at Badaling/Nanshan even there is no snowfall?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bonnie from GERMANY | Sep. 03, 2019 23:39
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According to the previous statistics, the possibility of snow would be low. But it will be chilly cold. You can still play ski at these places. As I know, they are artificial snow.
Asked by Rommel Segui from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 21, 2019 22:13Reply
Beijing Snow in Dec 22-29, 2019? (Rommel from Philippines)
My family and I will arrive visit the city Badaling Resort on Dec 22 until 29, 2019.

Questions:
- will we expect Snow during that time?
- what do we need to wear?
- what tourist spots are nice to visit during that time?

Thank you in advance for your valuable reply and information.


Best regards,

Rommel
Answers (2)
Answered by Kimi from USA | Jul. 24, 2019 19:36
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1. It is hard to say. You might encounter snow weather or not. It is suggested to recheck the weather forecast before going there.
2. You should being padded cloth, sewater and other winter clothing.
3. You can watch ice lanterns, go skating or skiing, visit Forbidden City.
Answered by JP from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 19, 2019 02:52
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Rommel, you should visit the museums, forbidden city, and the hutongs (small streets) in Beijing.

You may also visit the Tianjin library :)
Asked by Rex from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 26, 2018 02:37Reply
Snow in January 2019 in Beijing
We will go from Jan 11 to 14, 2019. Would there be snow? Particularly in temple of heaven and great wall?
Answers (1)
Answered by Makayla from UKRAINE | Dec. 26, 2018 18:38
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The temperature may range from -5C to 0C during that period of time. According to the previous statistics, the possibility of snow would be low. But you still need to prepare warm clothes. About the snow, you are advised to recheck the weather forecast before going there.
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