About Beijing

  • Weather

  • The weather in Beijing is of the continental type, with cold and dry winters, due to the Siberian air masses that move southward across the Mongolian Plateau. The summers are hot owing to warm and humid monsoon winds from the southeast bringing Beijing most of its annual precipitation. January is the coldest month and July is the warmest. Winter usually begins towards the end of October. The summer months, June to August, are wet and hot with about 40% of the annual precipitation (From: ebeijing.gov.cn).

                                            Weather averages for Beijing, China






    Average high °F (°C)

    78 (25)

    85 (29)

    86 (30)

    85 (29)

    Average low °F (°C)

    57 (13)

    66 (18)

    72 (22)

    69 (20)

    Precipitation inch (cm)

    1.3 (3)

    3.1 (7)

    8.8 (22)

    6.7 (17)

  • Photos: Summer Program in Beijing

  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • University of Southern California
  • Taper Hall 356
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

  • All photos taken by Elissa L., Yulee Kim and Ka Wong