Weather in Beijing, as in most of China, has a continental monsoon climate with dry winters and hot summers. During the winter (November to February), the weather commonly brings dry and cold climate with occasional snowfall, temperature between 2°C and -5°C. During summer (May to September) with temperatures ranging from 25°C-30°C, the weather is mostly hot and humid. Autumn (from mid-September to the end of October) is the best time for visit Beijing. Visitors will enjoy mild temperature and plenty of sunshine.
Summer (from early June to mid-September)
China Great Wall in Summer
Summer in Beijing is very hot especially in June and July with temperature between July and August ranges between 30°C and 40°C. If travelling during this time it is best to travel before early June or late August to avoid the heat and rainy weather.
Autumn (from mid-September to the end of October)
Autumn in Beijing enjoys mild temperature and plenty of sunshine. The weather is gorgeous and the scenery of the trees changing colour engaging. There are also fewer tourists. All through this short season of the year the average highs stands at 25°C while the lows at around 8°C.
Winter (from early November to the next March)
Majestic Forbidden City Covered By Snow
Beijing has a cold, long and dry winter. The average temperature in December, January and February below is 0°C. Make sure you will bring comfortable winter clothes with layers. Winter is not a bad time for visit Beijing. Travelers could enjoy all favorite winter activities, such as, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, attend the ice lantern festival at Longqing Gorge, spa bathing, etc. It also can be your great choice because mostly tourist destinations will offer more peaceful atmosphere, less crowded.
Spring (early April till end of May)
Gradually the temperature in the city rises as the spring appears in Beijing. During March the average highs stand at 11.6°C but in April it climbs dramatically and stands at 20°C.