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Beijing has four well-defined seasons. The four seasons are very clear in Beijing, with a temperate spring, rainy summer, clear autumn, and a cold, snowy winter. The average temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F). The coldest month is January with an average temperature of -5°C (24°F), and the hottest month is July with an average temperature of 26°C (79°F).

Summer and winter are the two longest seasons. Spring is usually dry, but very windy, while summer is rainy and hot, with temperatures at times soaring above 100 38° C (100°F). Autumn is usually clear with cool temperatures, which makes autumn the most pleasant time to visit. Winter is dry, and, at times, bitterly cold, with temperatures dropping below -15° C (5°F).

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (ºC) 1.11 3.89 11.11 19.44 26.11 30 30.56 29.44 25.56 18.89 10 2.78
Low (ºC) -9.44 -7.22 -1.11 7.22 12.78 17.78 21.11 20 13.89 7.22 -0.56 -7.22
Precip(mm) 0.1 0.2 0.4 1 1.1 2.8 6.9 7.2 1.9 0.7 0.2 0.1
High (ºF) 34 39 52 67 79 86 87 85 78 66 50 37
Low (ºF) 15 19 30 45 55 64 70 68 57 45 31 19

Spring and autumn are the best times to travel around Beijing, particularly the months of April, May, September and October.

Spring

 

Spring, which falls between March and May, has a moderate temperature, and is beautiful, with trees sprouting and flowers in bloom everywhere. People go outside to relax themselves by flocking to parks, gardens and temples for the beautiful spring flower festivals.

 

 

Autumn

 

Autumn is considered to be the best time to visit Beijing as the skies are clear and the weather is very pleasant. Autumn is the season of harvest, when leaves turn yellow and fruits and vegetables grow ripe. Climbing hills, hiking along the Great Wall or picking fresh fruits and vegetables in local orchards are great ways to be plunged into the autumn scenery.

Top Things to Do in Autumn

The Best Fall Foliage in Beijing: the Fragrant Hills Park, Badaling National Forest Park, Diaoyutai Ginkgo Boulevard
Hiking along the Great Wall: the best season the embark on wall trekking, 2-6 days on different sections
Beijing Fall Foliage Gateways: enjoy the most stunning fall foliage throughout Beijing China

 

 

Summer

 

Summer runs from June to August, and it can get very hot. Rain falls in summer may ease the situation somewhat, but they also leave behind a fair bit of humidity. Many people turn on their air conditioners and stay indoors to get away from the heat. Summer resorts, such as Chengde Summer Resort which is 2 1/2 hours drive from Beijing, are a great way to escape from the summer heat.

 

 

Winter

 

Winter can be very cold, which should not keep you from traveling to Beijing as indoor heating is widely available. People indulge in a range of activities in the winter. Skiing, ice-skating, spas and ice lantern festivals make winter more fun. Beijing in winter is less crowded and off-season discounts are available.

 

 

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