Beijing Weather in August

Weather: It is still very hot in Beijing. The highest temperatures may reach 38 °C (100 °F). August has almost as much rain as July, Beijing's wettest month, but still only a moderate amount at 160mm (6 inches). There are occasional thunderstorms, so bring an umbrella.

Clothing: Summer clothing is generally enough even in the evenings.

What to Do

北京世界公园Beihai Park

As summer winds down so do the number ofvisitors, lines dwindle, crowds lessen and the capital of the Middle Kingdomopens up. No time is better to let your Beijing adventure begin as when thesummer ends.

The Beijing Aquarium: The largest inland aquarium in China with countless aquatic creatures, from African princes to bluesharks, piranha to butterfly fish the Beijing Aquarium has it all and more. Northeast exclusive species and Chinese-style performances make itthe perfect way to enjoy the end of the summer.

Wangfujing Shopping Street: On Wangfujing Street shopping is only the icing on an immense and diverse cake. With options like high end brandjuxtaposed local trinkets and souvenirs shoppers get a sucker punch of cultureand modernism. Enjoy the cool august air as you decide between Beijing duck orgrabbing some KFC to go. Exposing new China with remnants of the old Wangfujingis the road to a lovely August.

Beihai Park: Once a getaway for Emperor Qian Long, Beihai Park now sprawls with greenery and lapping lakes. Family friendly boatexcursions offer visitors a chance to experience vistas as they undulate over.More so the people’s park than a tourist center, visitors can feel the beat ofthe heart of Beijing.

Be aware: August is in the peak travel season, and tourist attractions are very crowded. Hotel rates and flights are considerably higher than usual. Booking in advance is recommended.

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Beijing Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
August   1 86 °F 30 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
August   2 86 °F 30 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
August   3 86 °F 30 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
August   4 86 °F 30 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
August   5 86 °F 30 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
August   6 86 °F 30 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
August   7 86 °F 30 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
August   8 85 °F 29.44 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
August   9 85 °F 29.44 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
August   10 85 °F 29.44 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
August   11 85 °F 29.44 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
August   12 85 °F 29.44 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
August   13 85 °F 29.44 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
August   14 85 °F 29.44 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
August   15 85 °F 29.44 °C 68 °F 20 °C
August   16 85 °F 29.44 °C 68 °F 20 °C
August   17 84 °F 28.89 °C 68 °F 20 °C
August   18 84 °F 28.89 °C 67 °F 19.44 °C
August   19 84 °F 28.89 °C 67 °F 19.44 °C
August   20 84 °F 28.89 °C 67 °F 19.44 °C
August   21 84 °F 28.89 °C 67 °F 19.44 °C
August   22 84 °F 28.89 °C 66 °F 18.89 °C
August   23 83 °F 28.33 °C 66 °F 18.89 °C
August   24 83 °F 28.33 °C 66 °F 18.89 °C
August   25 83 °F 28.33 °C 65 °F 18.33 °C
August   26 83 °F 28.33 °C 65 °F 18.33 °C
August   27 83 °F 28.33 °C 65 °F 18.33 °C
August   28 83 °F 28.33 °C 64 °F 17.78 °C
August   29 82 °F 27.78 °C 64 °F 17.78 °C
August   30 82 °F 27.78 °C 64 °F 17.78 °C
August   31 82 °F 27.78 °C 63 °F 17.22 °C

Beijing Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Beijing Weather in August

Lorna Trusdale 2013-05-08
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We are doing SHANGHAI-BEIJIN VIKING EMERALD RIVER CRUISE. Flying from UK 23 Aug 2014 - Shangai 2 nights hotel stay then board ship at Wuhan - disembark 31 August 2014 in Chongging. (If we get rain, will it be all day long - or just heavy showers). Then we are in Xian 2 nights and 3 Nights Beijing. WILL WE GET VERY WET DURING THIS TIME OF YEAR
Dear Lorna, Based on the former data, it will be rainy during that period in these places, but it won't too heavy. In Shanghai, it might last for a long time. Here is an useful website for checking the new information. You could search it before leaving for China. Please click: http://www.weather.com.cn/english/ Lussie Lu replied on 2013-05-08
Lee 2012-08-05
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hi,checking for a client who is planning to visit shenyang from 09-14aug follow by 14-19aug to Bejing,pls advise the weather condition n wat to wear......tks

The average temperature is about 24 centigrade,you can just bring T-shirts.

Leon Long replied on 2012-08-06
Elza 2012-07-17
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I plan to visit Beijing - Tianjin on 29 Aug - 4 Sep. How is the weather condition? I shall need advise regarding the clothing that i should bring. How is the humidity? do i need to change clothes very often, if the weather is hot?Thanks

Hi Elza,

   Thank you for your inquiry. The weather on Aug. and Sep. in Beijing will be hot and humid. You can bring T-shirts and shorts. Since you are going to visit Beijing, you could visit our website of Beijing Tour for reference http://www.chinahighlights.com/beijing/tours.htm . We offer both specialized tailor made tours and the customized tours. If you need, please feel free to contact me at alice@chinahighlights.net. Regards, Alice.

Alice Cai replied on 2012-07-18
Kathleen Toh 2012-06-08
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I plan to travel to Beijing at end of August. How is the weather like? Is it easy to travel on our own for 4 person?
It is summer in Beijing, the temperature is about 24 centigrade, it will be rainy in Beijing(according to historical data). It is easy for you to go around as you can take taxi to each place. Leon Long replied on 2012-06-11
Ganganee 2012-04-09
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is it good time to visit the Great wall in December as we have school vacation in this month in Sri Lanka ?
Beijing is in the middle of winter in December. It is chilly, with temperature just getting above freezing during the day, and very dry. It is freezing on the Great Wall because of the elevation and exposure. If you visit then, you need to dress like an Eskimo! In the city dress for dry winter conditions. The wall sees few visitors during this time of the year and the scenery is awesome with the mountains in snow. See best time to visit the Great Wall Ski resorts around the city begin to open to tourists at the end of this month. December is not a good time to visit Beijing given the unpleasant weather conditions. On the plus side however, it is low travel season, and good discounts on hotels and flights can be easily found. If you are fond of winter activities and would like to combine your trip with some skiing activities, then it is a good time to visit. Lynn Ye replied on 2012-04-10
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