Beijing Weather in July

Weather: July and August are the hottest months in Beijing, and temperatures may rise to 40 °C (104 °F) during daytime. Bring an umbrella as July has an average 185mm (7 inches) of rainfall, which often comes in thunderstorms

Clothing: It's shorts and t-shirts weather all the time with even night-time temperatures in the 20s °C (70s °F).

Things To Do In Beijing in July

summer palacethe Summer Palace

Midsummer is primetime in Beijing. With endlesssights and a nonstop number of events, no visitor has done it all in Beijing inJuly.

The Summer Palace: Bygone emperors visited the summer palace,blooming with greenery and lakes as an escape from the summer heat, now Beijing tourists can too. Encompassed by bushels and sky scraping trees that embrace visitors with shade and winds pushing natural air conditioning off of the water, most tourists discover why emperors visited this locale during the summer before the tour guide has a chance to explain.

The Chengde Summer Palace: If you want to visit a cooler place to escape the heat in the city, the Summer Palace in Chengde, a day trip away, is a good choice. China Highlights offers a two-day tour to Chengde.

Tian'anmen Square & the Forbidden City: Though each landmark in Beijing has a history to be revered and respect, there are just too many. Kill two birds with one stone in the very heart of Beijing. Tian'anmenSquare, opposite the Forbidden City, brims with Chinese pride, history andculture. This historic landmark is an excellent appetizer before visiting itslarger neighbor.

The Forbidden City: Enter into the enormous gates of a site once forbidden to any but royality and aristocracy. The Forbidden City has a history stretching back farther than most in Beijing. With a ten meter high defensive wall, 178 acres, 600 year old architecture and palaces and courtyards galore, it is more than worth the small price of admission.

The Temple of Heaven: The holiest of China’s temples, the Temple of Heaven was a gateway toparadise and in some ways still is. Climbing the sacred steps and risingtowards the elevated platform invokes a sense of reverence. Built withcelestial and lunar rationale, no time is better than the summer to observethis holy of holies site in Beijing.

Be aware: July is in the peak tourist season in Beijing, so booking hotels and flights in advance is recommended.

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Beijing Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
July   1 87 °F 30.56 °C 68 °F 20 °C
July   2 87 °F 30.56 °C 68 °F 20 °C
July   3 87 °F 30.56 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
July   4 87 °F 30.56 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
July   5 87 °F 30.56 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
July   6 87 °F 30.56 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
July   7 87 °F 30.56 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
July   8 87 °F 30.56 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
July   9 87 °F 30.56 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
July   10 87 °F 30.56 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
July   11 87 °F 30.56 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
July   12 87 °F 30.56 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
July   13 87 °F 30.56 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
July   14 87 °F 30.56 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
July   15 87 °F 30.56 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
July   16 87 °F 30.56 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   17 87 °F 30.56 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   18 87 °F 30.56 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   19 87 °F 30.56 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   20 87 °F 30.56 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   21 87 °F 30.56 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   22 87 °F 30.56 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   23 87 °F 30.56 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   24 87 °F 30.56 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   25 87 °F 30.56 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   26 87 °F 30.56 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   27 86 °F 30 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   28 86 °F 30 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   29 86 °F 30 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   30 86 °F 30 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
July   31 86 °F 30 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C

Beijing Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Beijing Weather in July

KAREN 2012-08-05
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Dear Karen, Based on the former data, there will be a shower usually from the middle of July and it will be 30-35℃. If you would like to do a tracking, I suggest you go to Beijing in September or October. It will be cool than that in July and August, and it will be dry. It's suitable for outdoor activities. Lussie Lu replied on 2012-08-06
YOUSRY HANAFI 2012-07-26
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i am planning for a business trip on 26 JULY to 30 JULY


Hello Yousry, we have a 4-Day Essence Of Beijing Tour for you. It covers the Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car),Summer Palace with boat Cruise, etc.

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Have a nice day! Whitney

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-07-26
shirley 2012-07-08
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Planning to go Beijing in 3rd week of July till August. what type of attire shall i bring and whats the weather like during this time?
Hi Shirley, July and August are the hottest peroiod in China. The average temperature is around 22°C~30°C (71°F ~86°F ). It may reach over 35°C (95°F)during noon time. It would be sunny most of the time. It's suggested you tale cool T-shirts and shorts and please prepare sunglasses and sun block. Nora Ou replied on 2012-07-09
mary 2012-05-29
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Dear madam,If we have a tour on this coming July (14.07.12 - 19.07.12), itzit the weather ok ? What should I bring along ? Kindly advice. Thks
Dear Mary, China is a huge country, the weather is vary from north to south. July is scorching and humid in most of China — the hottest month. Even Beijing has of its rainiest months (the other being August), with some quite heavy downpours. So you are suggested to bring an umbrella. It is hot everywhere in July, so shorts are enough. You may need to bring layers if you get cold in air-conditioning. Please remember to bring rain gear, sun glasses and sun cream. As a travel agency in China, we are glad to arrange tours in Beijing or other cities in China if you need. You can click this link for tours in Beijing for your reference: Please feel free contact me at any time for China tour arrangement. Nancy Nancy Deng replied on 2012-05-30
Salmiah Jaafar 2011-06-06
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If I am travelling to Beijing from 1 - 5 July 2011, should I bring think clothing or just ordinary clothing like jeans and T-Shirt and sneakers.
Dear Salmiah Jaafar, In the early of July, the temperature is about 22-31°C. It's hottest season in a year. You should take the T-shirt and jeans. Sometimes it rains. You'd better take an umbrella. You can get the new information on this website before leaving to Beijing. Please click here: Lussie Lu replied on 2011-06-07
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