Weather: The weather warms up rapidly from freezing to cool, but it is windy. On average temperature reaches 11 °C (52 °F) during the day, and at night drops to -1 °C (30 °F). Sandstorms are possible.
Clothing: Wearing a sweater and an overcoat is usually enough, but bring gloves and a hat too and maybe windproof trousers, as it can feel much colder with the wind chill. You may be able to wear just a light windproof jacket, if the weather warms up.
By mid-March spring is in full swing. Parks are in full bloom (see Top Places to See Flowers in Beijing) and the temperature is inviting for excursions of every sort.What is there to do in Beijing in March? Plenty.
Parks& Recreation: Summer is at times too hot,winter is often too cold but March is “just right” for a visit to the parksthat populate nearly every corner of the city. Watching the floral fireworks,pinks, purples and reds burst round one’s panorama is unique to this month. Yuanmingyuan Park (west of Tsinghua University)and Jingshan Park (opposite the North gate of the forbidden city) are special highlights of the city because of their historical significance. Both are at their best in March.
Tulipor Not Tulip: If weighing the options of whether tosee Jinzhan Tulip Garden, debate no further.Only in March is the magnificence of this manifold soiree for the senses paramount.Blossoms unfurl the eyes; their scent wafts up for the nostrils. Come for the sights and scents, but stay for 21 acres of photo ops. Certain tulips can’t be viewed anywhere else in the world except at Jinzhan Tulip Garden in Chaoyang.
Temple Season: Spring is often seen as the season of rebirth and renewing in Chinese culture, therein making this time of the year to visit these sacred and architecturally astounding sites. Mystic décor, a mist of incense scented fumesand prayers from chanting monks indulge visitors in an experience like fewothers.
Ancient, mysterious and blooming withculture, no season is better than March for visiting temples. The Temple of Heaven in south west Beijing and the Lama Temple in the hutong center of Chaoyang Districtare both perfect places to discover a spiritual healing.
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As to the sand storm, you may click the link to see some picture of sand storm in Beijing.
Carol Wang replied on 2014-02-16
Hi Jon, both Beijing and Shanghai have lots of interesting things to see and do. We can arrange a private tour guide and van for you, then you don't have to walk much. What do you think?
Please kindly let me know what you are interested in and how long will you stay in China. Then I will send you a detailed itinerary for your reference, okay? Regards, WhitneyWhitney Liao replied on 2014-01-14
The ski resorts ususlly will be closed at the end of Feburary, do you need us to arrange a skiing tour for you?
CeciliaCecilia Peng replied on 2013-12-13
Greetings from Cecilia at China Highlights Travel. Beijing is suitable for travel all year round. However, there is much wind and dust in spring Beijing, and sometimes sandstorms, you are suggested to visit Beijing in Setember.
China Highlights is an online tour operator, which offers varied of tour services, including tour packages, air tickets and hotel rooms, please feel free to let me know if you need our assistance for your China case.
CeciliaCecilia Peng replied on 2013-12-08