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Weather: May in Beijing is the end of spring. It is warm during the day and cool at night. The average low and high temperatures are 14 °C (57 °F) and 28 °C (82 °F).
Daytime temperatures usually reach between 28 and 33°C (82–91°F). Mostly May is clear, 30 out of 31 days are sunny and only 1 day is dust in May.Rainfall is still low in May. There are about 3 rainy days. During this month, Beijing has few windy days and dust storms occur occasionally.
Data Graphs: Below are graphics for Beijing temperatures and weather conditions for a typical May.
Clothing: A T-shirt, a light jacket, and long trousers are enough to cope with the weather. You may be able to wear shorts/skirts on sunny afternoons.
May is a good season to do outdoor activities. It is one of the best times to visit the Great Wall, among the lush vegetation, before it gets too hot. With floral life at its peak in May, no time is better to visit Botanical Garden.
May marks the beginning of the busy travel season, but flights, hotels, and tourist attractions don't get more expensive until later in the year, in the peak travel season from June to October.
However, May 1 to 3 is the Labor Day holiday, when hotel rates are often higher than usual, and tourist attractions are crowded. If you plan to travel during this period, you are advised to book everything in advance.
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