Beijing Weather in May

Beijing in May

Beijing in May

Spring in Beijing is quite short, mainly from April to May, with a sharp rise in temperatures and a large temperature difference between day and night. May is definitely one of the best times to visit Beijing, the weather is comfortable and the views pleasant. Beijing weather in May is still dry and windy, sometimes combined with floating dust and sand storms.

As Beijing's high tourist season coming, many popular attractions would be crowded and packed, hotels are in high demand. You'd better well organized your trip in advance.

Average May Weather Statistics in Beijing

  • Average Temperature: 19.8º Celsius (68º Fahrenheit)
  • High Temperature: 26º Celsius (79º Fahrenheit)
  • Low Temperature: 13.6º Celsius (56º Fahrenheit)
  • Rainfall: 34 Millimeters (1.3 Inches)
  • Rainy Days: 3
  • Humidity: 49%
  • Average Sunrise Time: 04:59
  • Average Sunset Time: 19:23

Beijing Temperature in May

Beijing Temperature in May

What to Wear in Beijing in May

1. Light jackets, T-shirts, and light pants. Beijing weather in May is warm on the day and cool in the evening. Light jackets and pants are enough to cope with the weather. Prepare a T-shirt if you plan on doing a lot of physical activity.

2. Hat and sunglasses. May is usually clear and sunny, it a good time to join in outdoor activities. Wearing a hat and sunglasses can protect you from being hurt by ultraviolet rays.

3. Hiking shoes. Good hiking shoes are good for you when you hike on the Great Wall.

Is May a Good Time to Visit Beijing?

May is the end of spring in Beijing, it is a golden time for a trip. There are a few advantages and disadvantages to visiting Beijing in May.


The Great Wall in Spring

The Great Wall in Spring

  • The weather is comfortable, warm but not very hot.
  • Seldom rains, there are many clear sunny days in May.
  • Various flowers are in full bloom. It is a good time to view the beauty of flowers.


  • May is a high tourist season in Beijing. There are many tourists in popular attractions. Every scenic spot would be crowded during 1-3 May (Labour Day Holiday).
  • The price for entrance tickets, accommodations, and flights will rise.
  • Hotels are in high demand, it may be fully booked in advance.

What to Do in Beijing in May

Beijing Botanical Garden

Beijing Botanical Garden

1. Visit the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City, in the very heart of Beijing, is the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial architectural complex in the world. It is a must-see attraction in Beijing.

2. Hike on the Great Wall. As an icon of China, the Great Wall has a high reputation both at home and abroad. It is a must-see attraction in Beijing, too. Take advantage of the pleasant weather, hiking on the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall is comfortable and the beauty is amazing.

3. View flowers in Beijing Botanical Garden. Spring is a good season for viewing flowers in Beijing. Beijing Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in northern China, with more than 10,000 different kinds of flowers and plants, such as peony, rose, and begonia.

Tips for Visiting Beijing in May

1. Avoid the Labor Day holiday. 1-3 May is a public holiday when many Chinese will travel around China. Popular tourist sites will be unbelievably busy. A sea of people, long lines, and spaces pushed to the absolute max.

2. Book hotels and transportations in advance. As May is a high tourist season, hotels and transportations are in high demand, they may be fully booked one month in advance.

3. Prepare some antiallergic drugs. Various flowers are in full bloom in May, the pollen will waft through the air, which usually causes allergies for some people.

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 Exploring Beijing

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