Beijing Weather in October

Weather: Beijing gets cooler in October, and it is dry, with the average low and high temperatures 7 °C (45 °F) and 19 °C (66 °F).

Clothing: You may need a thick coat for the coolest weather; otherwise a sweater and a jacket are adequate.

Things to Do

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As the year winds down and the seasons shift, Beijing too begins its metamorphosis. The holidays, activities and excursions offered in October vary from those in the summer yet entice visitors all the same. 

Fall colors: October is the best time to see autumn colors in Beijing. Recommended places include the Summer Palace, Jingshan Park and Fragrant Hill. The fall foliage scenery along the Badaling and Mutianyu Great Wall is also worth a trip, as it may be crowded on the Fragrant Hill. See best places to see fall foliage in Beijing.

Fragrant Hill: The scent of the Asian maple trees is legend throughout the country. Domestically visitors travel from far and wide to enjoy the view. But every October the view’s metamorphosis spellbinds visitors as caterpillar green sprouts into yellows, auburns and scarlets like a butterfly of foliage. Immerse your senses, both sight and scent, at Fragrant Hill in October

International Marathon: Most people can’t say they’ve run a marathon, even fewer can say they ran one in Beijing. In October enjoy the international atmosphere with runners both international and amateur. The fun 9K run, starting in the hallowed Tian'anmen Square is uniquely Chinese. The Forbidden City, Qianmen Street, the hutongs, and many other locales are passed on the way. So when running through Beijing, why not take a run at the Beijing International Marathon.

National Day: Watch and join in on the festivities as the Chinese celebrate their Independence Day. Parades, special events and fireworks displays fill the air with a buzz. Visit Tian'anmen Square for the complete experience. Join the thousands of locals, in the capital for a genuine Chinese experience on the national festival in October.

Be aware: October 1 to 7 is the National Day holiday in China, and hotel rates and tour prices are considerably higher than usual. Avoid visiting during this period, or book well in advance and expect crowded transportation and tourist attractions.

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Beijing Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
October 1 72 °F 22.22 °C 51 °F 10.56 °C
October 2 72 °F 22.22 °C 50 °F 10 °C
October 3 71 °F 21.67 °C 50 °F 10 °C
October 4 71 °F 21.67 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
October 5 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
October 6 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
October 7 70 °F 21.11 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
October 8 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
October 9 69 °F 20.56 °C 47 °F 8.33 °C
October 10 68 °F 20 °C 47 °F 8.33 °C
October 11 68 °F 20 °C 46 °F 7.78 °C
October 12 67 °F 19.44 °C 46 °F 7.78 °C
October 13 67 °F 19.44 °C 46 °F 7.78 °C
October 14 66 °F 18.89 °C 45 °F 7.22 °C
October 15 66 °F 18.89 °C 45 °F 7.22 °C
October 16 65 °F 18.33 °C 44 °F 6.67 °C
October 17 65 °F 18.33 °C 44 °F 6.67 °C
October 18 64 °F 17.78 °C 43 °F 6.11 °C
October 19 64 °F 17.78 °C 43 °F 6.11 °C
October 20 63 °F 17.22 °C 42 °F 5.56 °C
October 21 63 °F 17.22 °C 42 °F 5.56 °C
October 22 62 °F 16.67 °C 42 °F 5.56 °C
October 23 62 °F 16.67 °C 41 °F 5 °C
October 24 61 °F 16.11 °C 41 °F 5 °C
October 25 61 °F 16.11 °C 40 °F 4.44 °C
October 26 60 °F 15.56 °C 40 °F 4.44 °C
October 27 60 °F 15.56 °C 39 °F 3.89 °C
October 28 59 °F 15 °C 39 °F 3.89 °C
October 29 58 °F 14.44 °C 38 °F 3.33 °C
October 30 58 °F 14.44 °C 38 °F 3.33 °C
October 31 57 °F 13.89 °C 37 °F 2.78 °C

Beijing Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Beijing Weather in October

jignesh 2013-10-07
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How will be weather from 18 oct to 25 oct in china?

Dear Jignesh,
Oct. 18 to Oct. 25 is the Autumn season in most parts of China. The weather are quit comfortable for travelling. The difference in temperature between day and night is around 10℃-12℃, please bring a warm jacket and thin sweater with you.
Nancy
 

Nancy Deng replied on 2013-10-08

Dear Jignesh,
Oct. 18 to Oct. 25 is the Autumn season in most parts of China. The weather are quit comfortable for travelling. The difference in temperature between day and night is around 10℃-12℃, please bring a warm jacket and thin sweater with you.
Nancy
 

Nancy Deng replied on 2013-10-08
Veda Daly 2013-05-16
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I need to know the type of clothing to bring for middle-end of. October for Beijing. Are there laundry mars to wash clothes (self service) or others. Are there hotels moderately priced with a small refrigerator in them? Is it easy to use the subway system. Also what does RM mean (saw it listed reg money to take transit system) Thanks for any info. I am sure there will be more questions.
Dear Veda, Based on the former data, the average temperature will be 10-20℃(50-68℉), it will be cool. You could take some shirts and coats. In some hotels, they will provide laundry service, the rate depends the kind of clothes. It costs about CNY10-20/US$1.6-3.3 for a piece. There is a small refrigerator in some hotels such as 4 star or 5 star hotel. It depends on which hotel you are staying. It is easy to take a subway in Beijing, here is their official website: http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/feature_2/Subway_Tour/ I am not sure what RM is, I think it might RMB, which it is Chinese currency. Lussie Lu replied on 2013-05-16
pat 2012-10-09
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We are planning to visit Beijing on 21st October 2012, how is the weather there.
Hi Pat, Beijing gets cooler in October, and it is dry, with the average low and high temperatures respectively 7 °C (45 °F) and 19 °C (66 °F). You can also check the up to date information via this website: http://www.weather.com.cn/english/ October is the best time to see autumn colors in Beijing.Recommended places include the Summer Palace, Jingshan Park and Fragrant Hill. The fall foilage scenery along the Badaling and Mutianyu Great Wall is also worth a trip as it may be crowded on the Fragrant Hill. Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-10
OBH 2012-09-24
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Hi I would be in Beijing on 13 and 14 Oct. Any chance I can see the autumn foilage and if so, where would you recommend? Thanks
Dear OBH, You could visit Xiangshan Park and in the end of October it is the best time to see the maple leaves and the secenery is very beautiful. Please realize the information about Xiangshan Park on our website. Click: http://www.chinahighlights.com/beijing/attraction/xiangshan-park.htm Lussie Lu replied on 2012-09-25
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