Best Time to Visit:
Spring and autumn are the best times to travel to Beijing, but beware that during national holidays the city's hotels and sights will be packed. Autumn is dry with strong winds and Winter can dip down to -15 degree Celsius. Summer is hot but dry and temperatures average around the high 30 degree Celsius.
The Climate of Beijing:
Beijing has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate, characterized by hot, humid summers due to the East Asian monsoon, and cold, windy, dry winters that reflect the influence of the vast Siberian anticyclone. Spring can bear witness to sandstorms blowing in from the Gobi Desert across the Mongolian steppe, accompanied by rapidly warming, but generally dry, conditions. Autumn, similar to spring, is a season of transition and minimal precipitation. The monthly daily average temperature in January is -3.7 degree Celsius, while in July it is 26.2 degree Celsius. Precipitation averages around 570 mm annually, with close to three-fourths of that total falling from June to August. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 47% in July to 65% in January and February, the city receives 2,671 hours of bright sunshine annually.