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.
Beijing August 2013 Weather Data Graphs
What to Do
As summer winds down so do the number of visitors, lines dwindle, crowds lessen and the capital of the Middle Kingdom opens up. No time is better to let your Beijing adventure begin as when the summer ends.
The Beijing Aquarium: The largest inland aquarium in China with countless aquatic creatures, from African princes to blue sharks, piranha to butterfly fish the Beijing Aquarium has it all and more. Northeast exclusive species and Chinese-style performances make it the 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 brand juxtaposed local trinkets and souvenirs shoppers get a sucker punch of culture and modernism. Enjoy the cool august air as you decide between Beijing duck or grabbing 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 boat excursions 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 of the 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.
Questions and Answers About Beijing Weather in August
Lorna Trusdale 2013-05-08
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Regards, Alice.
Alice Cai replied on 2012-07-18
Kathleen Toh 2012-06-08
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
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