The best times to visit Beijing for ideal weather are

March 26th to June 10th

or

August 27th to November 4th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Beijing

Temperature

Average temperatures in Beijing vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 36th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Beijing, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 91.1°F (32.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.7°F (23.2°C) at night.

Beijing Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Beijing Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Beijing Perceived Temperature (F)

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Beijing Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Beijing Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan3625.514.8
Feb42.231.620.4
Mar5544.232.2
Apr69.558.545.4
May82.270.757.2
Jun86.676.666.2
Jul89.680.572
Aug88.178.369.5
Sep79.268.659
Oct67.555.944.7
Nov50.739.929.4
Dec38.628.518.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan2.2-3.6-9.6
Feb5.7-0.2-6.4
Mar12.86.80.1
Apr20.814.77.4
May27.921.514
Jun30.324.819
Jul3226.922.2
Aug31.225.720.8
Sep26.220.315
Oct19.713.37.1
Nov10.44.4-1.4
Dec3.7-1.9-7.4


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Beijing are December, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late August to early September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.

When can you find snow in Beijing? Weather stations report a very small amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to mid to late November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Beijing is often around around October 29th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Beijing.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Beijing (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

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MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan1%00.1
Feb5%00.3
Mar5%00.5
Apr7%01.2
May11%01.5
Jun22%04.4
Jul26%07
Aug25%05.6
Sep22%03.3
Oct10%01.5
Nov7%0.40.9
Dec1%00.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan100.3
Feb500.8
Mar501.3
Apr703
May1103.8
Jun22011.2
Jul26017.8
Aug25014.2
Sep2208.4
Oct1003.8
Nov712.3
Dec100.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Beijing has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (28% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (64.1%).

Wind in Beijing is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and December. April’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8 MPH or 12.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 15.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Beijing.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan6.2Light breeze12.8Significant breeze
Feb5.7Light breeze11.9Significant breeze
Mar6.6Light breeze13.8Significant breeze
Apr7Gentle breeze14.5Significant breeze
May6.8Light breeze15Significant breeze
Jun5Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
Jul4.7Light breeze10.6Significant breeze
Aug4.5Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Sep4.5Light breeze10Significant breeze
Oct4.8Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
Nov5.6Light breeze12.2Significant breeze
Dec6.7Light breeze14.1Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan29.3%
Feb30.9%
Mar28%
Apr30.7%
May34%
Jun52.5%
Jul64.1%
Aug63.9%
Sep59.2%
Oct49.9%
Nov42.1%
Dec32.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Beijing?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Macao; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Beijing, China is August, followed by May and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Beijing in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 26.9 in October means 26.9% of the tourists vs. August.


Overall Beijing Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.2°F (30.1°C) and 47.1°F (8.4°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Beijing, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82°F (27.8°C) and 43.9°F (6.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Beijing to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.1°F (8.4°C) and 34.8°F (1.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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