Climate in Beijing from January to April
Would you like to take a holiday in China’s capital city but don’t know what kind of weather it is during the year? Here is all the information you need to choose the period that best suits your needs.
Beijing has a continental climate, i.e. very cold but sunny winters and muggy, humid and rainy summers. In the capital, rainfall is not abundant during the winter, it is mainly concentrated in the summer.
Let’s see specifically what the weather is like in Beijing from January to April.
Climate in Beijing from January to February
At this time of year, it is very cold. There can be days when it is freezing cold coming from the Mongolian desert. The minimum is -8° in January and -6° in February, while the maximum temperature is around 2°. At night, the temperature can drop as low as -15°. Although it is a dry season, it can snow.
In both January and February, it hardly ever rains, while the hours of sunshine are 6 in January and 7 in February.
The sea is very cold during the winter season, while in summer the water temperature reaches 25°.
Climate in Beijing from March to April
The temperature starts to rise, reaching peaks of 20° in April. Rainfall is still scarce, giving way to fine weather.
From March onwards, the city can be invaded by yellow dust from the deserts of Mongolia and Central Asia. This very dense dust creates a kind of haze and unfortunately this condition favours respiratory problems and eye irritation.
At this time of year, the winds that blow are weak, so the air is very stagnant and the result is rather depressing because the city is dominated by smog, accentuating respiratory problems.
In March there are 7 hours of sunshine and in April 8, so the days begin to get longer despite the fact that the sun shines almost all year round
What is the best time to go to Beijing?
Certainly the best time to go to the Chinese capital is April, starting in the second half when temperatures begin to rise sharply. January and February are not recommended because it is very cold and those who are not used to very cold temperatures are better off planning their holiday at another time.