> > China > Beijing

China flag

Beijing Climate & Temperature

  • Beijing, China is at 3955'N, 11616'E, 55 m (180 ft). See map.
  • Beijing has a humid continental climate with severe, dry winters, hot summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dwa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Beijing is situated in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 11.8 degrees Celsius (53.2 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 30.2 °C (54.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype truly continental. Beijing Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 3°C (37.3°F) on average falling to -7.7°C (18.1°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 19.2°C (66.6°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 6.6°C (43.9°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 30.2°C (86.4°F) and average low temperatures are 20.1°C (68.1°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 18.3°C (64.9°F) during the day and lows of 7°C (44.7°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 576.9 mm (22.7 inches) which is equivalent to 576.9 Litres/m (14.15 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2707 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Beijing you would pop up nearest to the climate station at San Antonio, Argentina where you would find a Subtropical steppe climate (Warm temperate desert scrub biome).

Beijing Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (35) 4 (39) 11 (52) 20 (68) 26 (80) 30 (87) 31 (87) 30 (85) 26 (78) 19 (66) 10 (50) 3 (38) 18 (64)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (24) -2 (29) 5 (41) 14 (56) 20 (68) 24 (76) 26 (79) 25 (76) 20 (67) 13 (55) 4 (40) -2 (28) 12 (53)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (15) -7 (20) -1 (31) 7 (45) 13 (56) 18 (65) 22 (71) 20 (69) 14 (58) 7 (45) 0 (31) -7 (20) 7 (44)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 3 (0) 6 (0) 9 (0) 26 (1) 29 (1) 71 (3) 176 (7) 182 (7) 49 (2) 19 (1) 6 (0) 2 (0) 577 (23)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 3 (10) 3 (11) 3 (10) 4 (13) 6 (19) 8 (27) 13 (42) 11 (35) 7 (23) 3 (10) 3 (10) 2 (6) 66 (18)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 6h 38' 6h 58' 7h 38' 7h 58' 8h 32' 8h 42' 7h 05' 7h 13' 7h 38' 7h 52' 6h 26' 6h 11' 7h 24'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 40' 10h 37' 11h 52' 13h 13' 14h 21' 14h 56' 14h 40' 13h 42' 12h 24' 11h 03' 9h 55' 9h 22' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 70 (30) 67 (33) 65 (35) 61 (39) 60 (40) 59 (41) 49 (51) 53 (47) 62 (38) 72 (28) 66 (34) 67 (33) 62 (38)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 30.1 39.4 50.2 61.9 70.2 73.5 70.5 62.2 50.8 39.3 30.1 26.7 50.4

Get Greater Insight into Beijings Climate

Climatemps.com contains over 12 and a half million climate comparison reports ready to view now. Colour coded comparison tables highlight differences and similarities in the data so you can better understand the nuances. Select the first letter of a location (for example one you know well) to discover the greater insight analysing Beijings climate relative to these others facilitates:

Homepage


Go up