Beijing Weather has been characterized as humid continental or continental monsoon as is situated in the warm temperature zone. There is a sharp distinction between the four seasons in Beijing. The winters are dry and cold and there sometimes is a little snowfall. The summer is rainy and hot and the temperature may sometimes reach 30 C. During spring the weather in Beijing is characteristically mild and it can occasionally be a bit windy. The autumn is considered to be the nicest season in Beijing, when the weather is cool and the skies are clear.
The best time to visit Beijing it is said to be spring and autumn, especially the months April, May, September and October. Summer and winter are longer than spring and autumn though.
Throughout the year the average temperature is 12 C, with the coldest month being January when the temperature can be as low as -5 C and the hottest month being July with an average temperature of 26 C. The average precipitation is 700 mm per annum and most of it occurs in July and August and the frost-free period is approximately 180 days in a year. During summer the combination of humidity and heat creates an uncomfortable atmosphere. Beijing Weather is sometimes affected by severe winds from Siberia and also by northwesterly winds from Mongolia which bring sandstorms during spring time.
Spring weather in Beijing
All through the spring months of April to May temperatures in Beijing rise and fall rapidly from day to day especially during the early stages of the season when mercury tends to drop abruptly. Varying temperatures are from 16ºC to 24ºC in the daytime and falling about 12ºC-14ºC in the evening.
Beijing Weather in spring is less pleasant, northwesterly winds frequented by heavy sandstorms, haze and masses of fine dust particles from Mongolia contributing to the dry windy season. Cold winds are also common during the spring months, and may delay flight into and out of the city. If you are planning on visiting Beijing during this time of the year, keep in mind to pack a raincoat or umbrella for unexpected showers.
Summer weather in Beijing
Summer months in Beijing are June through to August Beijing Weather is at its hottest during the month of July, with temperatures in averaging a low 20ºC and reaching a high of 29ºC. However it’s not uncommon for mercury to begin a steady descent finally reaching a sizzling – and rather uncomfortable - 39ºC.
As mentioned earlier, summer is also known as the rainy season, with 70% of the city’s rainfall occurring during this time of the year. Serious rainstorms are familiar throughout the summer, often occurring unannounced on sunny afternoons, intercepting Beijing Weather otherwise fine spells. Profound rain may sometimes cause disturbances to traffic, closing roads and access to workplaces.
Autumn weather in Beijing
Autumn weather in Beijing sees temperatures drop in September to October to a low 7ºC- 14ºC. Know as the peak season, autumn offers the most attractive weather in Beijing, an abundance of sunshine and cooler temperatures prevailing for the most part of the season. Autumn is a harvest season, when fruits and vegetables are ripe. Beijing Weather in autumn is short and days become cooler and cooler as rainfall increases.
Winters weather in Beijing
Winters in Beijing coincide with the months between November and March, prolonged cold spells dominating proceedings, and in the process making skiing and visits to nearby hot springs a must for locals and visitors alike.
January is by far the coldest month of the year. Virtually no precipitation falls in winter, but there is plenty of sunshine. Winter weather in Beijing is influenced by Siberian air masses that move southward across the Mongolian Plateau. Snow is rare only making a short lived appearance twice a year between December-February, when it accumulates a meager 5 inches. Temperatures range from -18 to 5 degrees centigrade. Beijing is a busy city during the Chinese New Year in January or February with all the celebrations.
If you are visiting Beijing, you need to take warm and waterproof clothes with you, even during spring, as rainstorms could happen without warning on a sunny day. It has been said that many times even weather forecasters only predict showers one or two hours before it happens. When in Beijing, you can be informed about the weather by dialing 121.
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