Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE


All About Beijing

2 of 13

Beijing's Climate

Q: How do you feel about the 2008 Summer Olympic Games being in Beijing, China?


It is a tradition that every country should be allowed to host and participate in.


I think they should be boycotted due to the human rights issues.


No opinion.

Total votes cast.

Beijing has four distinct seasons. The hot summer weather begins in May and runs through August, with temperatures rising to 100ºF or more. July and August are also quite rainy. Spring and fall are considered the best times to visit the city. Temperatures are more moderate – 68ºF to 86ºF – and there is less rain. In the fall, however, warm days may be followed by cold, frosty nights. Winter requires plenty of warm clothing. The weather is generally dry and sunny in the winter, but the temperatures don't rise above freezing.

A word about air quality in Beijing: On a typical day, pollution levels in the city may be as much as five times higher than what the World Health Organization deems safe. When there is no rain or wind, ozone and fine dust accumulate. China is making attempts to clear the air, but even healthy visitors may experience sore throats and coughing. Children, the chronically ill, the elderly, and anyone who suffers from asthma face the greatest risk. If you experience symptoms, try to limit your time outdoors. And you should, of course, avoid exercising outdoors.

Next: Beijing's Food


Top 2015 Halloween Costumes for Kids
Will your child transform into a dinosaur, a superhero, or the latest Disney princess on October 31? Take a look at 2015's hottest Halloween costumes for boys and girls of all ages!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

8 Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Activities for Kids
Halloween can be too scary and gory for preschoolers and kids of all ages. Find non-scary Halloween activities and party ideas that make this creepy holiday more kid-friendly.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks