When is the best time to go to Beijing?

When is the best time to go to Beijing? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Beijing are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July and August
  • Beijing has dry periods in January, February, March and December
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • July is the rainiest month

Annual weather in Beijing

For full information about the climate and weather in Beijing a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 22°F/36°F
February 29°F/43°F
March 43°F/59°F
April 58°F/72°F
May 72°F/86°F
June 79°F/94°F
July 81°F/95°F
August 79°F/92°F
September 70°F/83°F
October 58°F/70°F
November 40°F/52°F
December 25°F/38°F

Weather and climate in Beijing

Beijing enjoys a monsoon-influenced hot-summer humid continental climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Beijing is 68°F (ranging from 36°F in january to 95°F in july). Annual rainfall is 22.4in, with a minimum of 0.1in in january and a maximum of 6.8in in july.
  • Between the months of january and february the climate is very bad. The temperature rises to 43°F and it rains in february about 0.3in.
  • In the month of march the climate is not good, but still OK. It is for example 59°F as maximum temperature in march and, in march, 1 days of rain are expected.
  • In april the climate is beautiful. The record temperature this month is 101°F and it rains in april about 1in.
  • Between may and june the climate is perfect. At lunchtime, it's 92°F in average and it rains about 3in each month.
  • From july to august the climate is good. The record temperature this month is 112°F and it rains about 4.6in each month.
  • In september the climate is perfect. In average, on the morning it is 70°F and it rains about 11% of the time in september.
  • In the month of october the climate is beautiful. By early evening, the temperature averages 59°F and it rains about 1.2in each month.
  • Between the months of november and december the climate is very unfavorable. It is for example 38°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 0.1in.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Beijing

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Beijing: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Beijing

Find out when Beijing has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Beijing

  • Very low season in Beijing
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January and February.
  • Low season in Beijing
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: March, November and December.
  • High season in Beijing
    The number of visitors to Beijing is high in: April, May, June and July.
  • Peek season in Beijing
    The largest number of tourists visiting Beijing is during: August, September and October.

Figure: Visitor index for Beijing month by month

Best time for low prices in Beijing

Average prices of hotels in Beijing month by month

Generally, December is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Beijing. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, June is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Beijing

A return flight between London and Beijing is generally cheaper if you go in april ($ 1157 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 618 more for your airline ticket to Beijing if you go in august.

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Other cities and places near Beijing

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