Beijing's climate is defined as "continental
monsoon." The four seasons are distinctly recognizable. Spring and autumn is the best
time to be in Beijing, particularly in the months of April, May, September and October.
Autumn is considered to be the best time to visit Beijing as the skies are clear and the
weather is very comfortable. 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 11.80. The coldest month is January with an average
temperature of -4.60 and the hottest month is July at an average temperature of
Unfortunately, spring and autumn are shorter than summer and winter.
Although winter is technically longer, that should not keep you from travelling to Beijing
as indoor heating is widely available. Nevertheless, as the indoor/outdoor temperature
difference is rather large, travelers should be prepared with warm clothing and a thick
coat is recommended for the colder months of the year. In winter, off-season discounts are
to be had as well.
information can be obtained by dialing 121 when in Beijing.
precipitation in a year is 644 mm. The frost-free period is 180-days.