Monthly climate in Beijing, China

Last updated: June 28, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Beijing features a humid continental climate (Dwa). Temperatures typically range between -4 °C (26 °F) and 27 °C (82 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to -19 °C (-2 °F) or can rise to as high as 42 °C (107 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 545 mm (21.5 inches) and receives 52 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Beijing enjoys an average of 3318 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 9 hours 22 minutes to 14 hours 57 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Beijing, China §

The warmest months in Beijing are June, July and August, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 26 to 27 °C (79 - 82 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from -4 to 0 °C (26 - 31 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Beijing experiences 130 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 112 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Beijing, China. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 12°C
(54°F)
23°C
(74°F)
27°C
(80°F)
35°C
(95°F)
39°C
(103°F)
42°C
(107°F)
40°C
(105°F)
38°C
(101°F)
36°C
(98°F)
32°C
(90°F)
25°C
(77°F)
13°C
(55°F)
Mean maximum 9°C
(48°F)
15°C
(59°F)
23°C
(73°F)
31°C
(88°F)
37°C
(98°F)
38°C
(101°F)
38°C
(100°F)
36°C
(97°F)
33°C
(92°F)
27°C
(81°F)
20°C
(68°F)
10°C
(50°F)
Average high 2°C
(37°F)
6°C
(43°F)
14°C
(58°F)
22°C
(72°F)
29°C
(84°F)
33°C
(92°F)
32°C
(90°F)
31°C
(88°F)
28°C
(82°F)
20°C
(67°F)
11°C
(53°F)
4°C
(39°F)
Daily mean -4°C
(26°F)
-0°C
(31°F)
8°C
(46°F)
16°C
(60°F)
22°C
(72°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(82°F)
26°C
(79°F)
22°C
(72°F)
13°C
(56°F)
5°C
(41°F)
-2°C
(28°F)
Average low -8°C
(17°F)
-6°C
(22°F)
1°C
(34°F)
8°C
(48°F)
15°C
(59°F)
20°C
(69°F)
23°C
(74°F)
22°C
(72°F)
16°C
(62°F)
7°C
(45°F)
-0°C
(31°F)
-7°C
(20°F)
Mean minimum -14°C
(7°F)
-11°C
(13°F)
-5°C
(24°F)
1°C
(34°F)
8°C
(47°F)
14°C
(58°F)
19°C
(67°F)
17°C
(63°F)
10°C
(51°F)
1°C
(33°F)
-7°C
(20°F)
-13°C
(10°F)
Minimum -19°C
(-2°F)
-12°C
(10°F)
-6°C
(21°F)
-2°C
(29°F)
4°C
(39°F)
13°C
(55°F)
17°C
(63°F)
15°C
(59°F)
8°C
(47°F)
-1°C
(31°F)
-9°C
(16°F)
-14°C
(8°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Beijing, China §

Beijing usually has the most precipitation in July, August and September, with an average of 10 rainy days and 131 mm (5.2 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Beijing are January, February and December. On average, 3 mm (0.1 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Beijing, China. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1 (0.0) 7 (0.3) 15 (0.6) 19 (0.8) 19 (0.7) 43 (1.7) 202 (8.0) 128 (5.0) 63 (2.5) 31 (1.2) 14 (0.6) 2 (0.1)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 0 1 3 2 4 7 14 11 5 3 2 0

Monthly sunshine hours in Beijing, China §

The sunniest months in Beijing are May, June and August, when the sun shines an average of 10 hours 15 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Beijing: January, February and November receive an average of 7 hours 49 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Beijing, China. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 211 254 294 294 326 315 289 302 279 260 238 255
Mean daily daylight hours 9h 40m 10h 40m 11h 57m 13h 16m 14h 23m 14h 57m 14h 39m 13h 41m 12h 25m 11h 6m 9h 57m 9h 22m

Solar UV radiation in Beijing, China §

Beijing experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in July, August and September, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 9 - 10, which corresponds to the Very High category of sun exposure. January, November and December are in the Low / Moderate exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 3. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Beijing UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Beijing, China. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 2 4 6 8 9 6 10 10 9 6 3 2