Beijing Weather

Beijing Weather

Beijing weather features four distinct seasons - short windy spring, long hot summer, cool pleasant autumn, and long chilly winter. July and August are the hottest months with the highest temperature around 37 C (99 F), while January is the coldest time with the lowest temperature around -15 C (5 F).

Beijing Great Wall

Best Time to Visit Beijing

Beijing is suitable for travelling all the year round. Considering the frequent sandstorms in spring and the extreme temperatures in summer and winter, the best time to visit the city should be September and October. May and June with early summer weather are also good choices.

 A brief introduction to the Best Time to Visit Beijing helps you have a better understanding about Beijing climate and practical tips on traveling during different time of a year.

7-Day Beijing Weather Forecast


Beijing Weather by Month

Averages for Beijing Weather

High/Low Temperatures of Beijing
Average High/Low Temperatures Graph for Beijing
Average Temperatures of Beijing
Average Temperatures Graph for Beijing
Humidity Graph of Beijing
Average Humidity Graph for Beijing
Average Rainfall of Beijing
Average Rainfall Graph for Beijing
Air Quality of Beijing
Average AQI(Air Quality Index) Graph for Beijing

Beijing Climate - Seasons & Travel Advice

Four discernible seasons offer diversified beauties in different time of a year in Beijing. The climate is warm but windy in spring from April to May, hot in summer from June to August, pleasant and cool in autumn from September to October, and freezing cold in winter from November to mid-March of the next year. The hottest time is July and the coldest is January.

Spring (Apr. - May)

To visit the city in spring from early April till the end of May, you need to bring lightweight clothing: long-sleeved shirts or T-shirts, plus one or two jackets and sweaters. The climate is warm, windy and dry, but Beijing temperatures vary sharply between the day and the night. Dress warmly when going out at night. Also guard yourselves against sandstorms with outdoors wind gear.

Summer (Jun. - Aug.)

Summer from early June to August is very hot with abundant rainfall. This calls for light clothes as the temperature in July and August ranges between 30 C (86 F) and 40 C (104 F). Short and heavy rainstorms may come suddenly in the afternoon on sunny days. Even weather experts can get caught unawares by showers. Pay close attention to the weather forecast and remember to pack a raincoat or umbrella just in case.

Beihai Park in Spring
Beihai Park in Spring
Forbidden City in Winter
Forbidden City in Winter

Autumn (Sep. - Oct.)

The short but beautiful autumn from mid-September to the end of October is all time travel favorite. Autumn features mild temperature and plenty of sunshine. The flaming maple scene on the Fragrant Hills and the Badaling Great Wall can be a delight to behold. Long-sleeved shirts and thin coats are adequate for autumn. From late October onwards, the temperature comes down sharply, so warm clothing is a must.

Winter (Nov. - Mar.)

A cold, dry and long winter lasts from early November to the next March. The average temperature in Beijing in December, January, and February may fall below 0 C (32 F). Visitors from tropical countries may find Beijing weather extremely inhospitable. Be sure to wear wool sweaters and thick down coats for winter. Winter sport enthusiasts could enjoy the snow scene on the Western Hills, skate in Shichahai, or have fun in some ski resorts in Beijing. Chinese New Year is celebrated in either January or February. The traditional community activities are quite an experience for visitors from outside the country.

 See Winter Travel Tips

- Last modified on Aug. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing Weather
Asked by gabby from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 29, 2019 02:32Reply
Hi travelling to Beijing tomorrow there for 12 days. Should summer clothing be sufficient?
Answers (1)
Answered by Page from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 29, 2019 19:48

Yes. And you also can take some thin jackets and jeans.
Asked by Missha from BANGLADESH | Aug. 27, 2019 19:46Reply
I will be traveling to Beijing and staying there from September 1st to September 5th.
Coming from a tropical country where the temperature still fluctuates from 38 degree Celcius to lowest 24 degree Celcius, I am confused about what to pack.

Is it ok to just take summer dresses and half sleeve tees? Or should I also pack jackets as well? Since I am flying in a budget airline, I have limited space allowance and hence this would really help.

Thanks and kind regards

Answers (1)
Answered by Juliet from MALAYSIA | Aug. 29, 2019 19:46

The temperature may range from 20-35C in the following days, so you should take summer clothes and some thin coats as well.
Asked by June from SINGAPORE | Aug. 18, 2019 09:22Reply
I’m planning a trip to Beijing Oct 8 to 13. Am wondering if I will avoid the crowd for golden week?
Is 4 full days enough to visit the following places:
Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Hutong?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sarah from CANADA | Aug. 20, 2019 19:22

The golden week is from October 1-7. Yes, the 4 full days are enough to visit these attractions.
Asked by Yhen from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 23, 2019 20:37Reply
HI, I would like to ask, what is it like to visit Beijing in late November (Nov.27-Dec.1)?
Is too windy to climb the Great Wall (Mutianyu)? Any advise on things to bring, clothes to wear and places to visit best for I am bringing with me a two year old toddler.

Yhen from the Philippines
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Answered by Jerry from USA | Jun. 24, 2019 02:56

The temperature may be -5-5C. It will be very windy and cold so that it is not recommended to take a little child to there at that time. You can wear down jacket, gloves, hat mouth-muffle and scarf. Since you bring a little child, you can visit some museums like the Forbidden City.
Asked by gojko Rakic from AUSTRALIA | May. 19, 2019 20:01Reply
Hi, I will be travelling to China and in Beijing I am from 23th-25th May.
the weather forecast for those days are different on various weather site, max temperature 34-35 on this site , and 41 -42 on other site. What really I can expect ? I ( 70 years old ) am planning to visit Badaling Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square and Summer Palace. All this are outdoor activities. What do You recommend , what clothes , maybe umbrella for a sun protection ??
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Answered by Andy from CANADA | May. 20, 2019 20:24

Hi, the data on this website is more accurate. You can prepare summer clothes like shirts, short sleeves, and shorts. You can also prepare a umbrella to prevent the sunshine. Have a nice trip :)
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