Weather: The average low and high temperatures are 14 °C (57 °F) and 26 °C (79 °F). The rainy season has ended, so Beijing is back to its usual dry conditions.
Clothing: Summer clothes are still ok, but bring a cardigan or a coat to cope with morning and evening coolness.
Beijing September 2013 Weather Data Graphs
Things to Do
The Mid-Autumn mooncakes.
Experience the reverence of Mid-Autumn Festival, delight in the celebration and scrumptious snacks, live the nightlife, and experience the history of this amazing city, because as the temperature drops the options of things to do rises in September in Beijing.
Mid-Autumn Festival: Rice patties, sweet fillings, and moon cakes are just a few of the many treats to enjoy during the month of September. The hutong streets are often flanked on either side by seasonal snacks or souvenirs. Red lanterns beam and seemingly hover above, lighting a nearly endless path of delight and wonder. This holiday has it all and September is the month to enjoy it.
Qianmen Street: The Mid-Autumn festival is a nationwide holiday but Qianmen Street is the best place to experience it. The central shopping and eating hub in Beijing with a 500 year of history built into it, Qianmen is the optimum choice of a venue for the Mid-Autumn holiday.
Visiting Beijing Hutongs by rickshaw.
The Drum Tower & Houhai: Within walking distance of each other. The Beijing Drum Tower and Houhai are an excellent two for one traveler’s combo. First explore the 900 year history of the drum tower. Stroll along the expansive courtyard beneath the colossal and ancient monument. Add in the occasional drum performances it’s the perfect prelude to a night filled with life.
Then take a fifteen minute trek from the drum tower, through a maze of hutongs to the nightlife center of the Beijing, Houhai. Its modern bars are built into the hundred-year-old homes and architecture, a constellation of night lights light the scene of floating bars and live music.
Be aware: September is one of best months for traveling in Beijing. It is cooler than summer, and there are less tourists in the city, since school summer holidays have just ended. Avoid traveling to Beijing at the end of this month before the busy Chinese National Day holiday (from October 1st).
Questions and Answers About Beijing Weather in September
I am going to Shanghai and Beijing on 9/11 through 9/23 and want to know the weather and the best markets for bargains, and if it is better to use American money or the Chinese money for payments? Next, where is the best place to purchase Jade bracelet and neck piece? How can I tell if it is the real Jade or fake? I want to bring home presents. Lastly, what is the exchange for one dollar equal to what?
We are planing to have a trip to Beijing on 28/8 to 2/9, may we know what is the weather there at that time?
Hi Christine, the weather is quite good but also hot. We are a travel agency. Do you need any tour service?
Whitney Liao replied on 2013-06-13
Hye! I''m a Muslim tourist and I''m planning to visit Beijing in September 2013. My first trip to China and I would really appreciate it if you could assist me on how to arrange a Muslim tour in Beijing.
Hi, I am planning to visit Shanghai and Beijing this October. Staying at Sheraton Dongecheng Beijing and Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze. I have read your weather advise. Should I expect any difference around October. Shopping for quality and fair pricing of ladies clothing, accessories and collectables. Thank you, Kindly
In October, it is suitable for travelling in Beijing and Shanghai and it is not quite different between Beijing and Shanghai. You could take some shirts and coats.
About shopping, here are some shopping places for reference.
1.Beijing: Wangfujin Business Center, Xidan Business Cente, Qianmen Street, Xiushui Street.
2.Shanghai: Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Bazaar,Huaihai Road Market
More:http://www.chinahighlights.com/shanghai/shopping.htm Lussie Lu replied on 2012-09-21
We are planning a trip to Beijing from the 26th to the 4th of October,2012.How will the weather be and also will shops still be open>
Based on the data from the weather forecast bureau, the average temperature will be 15℃（59℉）- 26℃（78.8℉）, it will be sunny and it rarely rains. It'll cool at night and hot in the day. You could take some T-shirs, shirts and coats.
During that time, the ship won't be closed as the festival, it won't affact you to do shopping. It will be more busy than that in other period. Lussie Lu replied on 2012-09-18