Planning your Beijing tour in February has its perks in the terms of budget and crowd levels, but there are drawbacks for traveling Beijing in February, too.
It is still very cold outside, average high 5℃ and low -7℃ though a little bit warmer than January.
The weather in February in Beijing
February is a transit month between winter and spring, it is still very cold outside, average high 5℃ and low -7℃ though a little bit warmer than January. It is beginning to shake off its winter cloak.
Like the weather in January, Beijing could be very cold, windy, very dry and many sunny days in February.
What to Wear and Pack in Beijing in February
In February , it is still cold outside. But indoor, like in the workplaces, dormitories, hotels or transportation areas, there is heating system. So in your hotel room or any indoor places, it is all right to wear a sweater or even just a T-shirt.
But once you’d like to go out for sightseeing and walk on the streets, you are basically required to wear warm clothes such as cotton coats, down jackets, leather jackets, woollen coats, hats, gloves, and fur coats.
If you don’t want to pack or carry heavy warm clothes all the way from your home country, you may purchase them here in Beijing. Major department stores and free markets sell various kinds of winter clothes. Many travellers would like to go the Silk Street Market for shopping: see Top 10 Markets in Beijing.
Before packing your wear for your Beijing tour, please check below the official data for the historical climate for February in Beijing.
Historical Climate Data for February in Beijing
This past 50-year historical weather data is quite useful for you to plan your trip to Beijing well in advance. You may use the data to decide what to wear and pack on your coming trip to Beijing.
By the way you may also check our Beijing February Realtime Weather Photos for more information on the Beijing weather in February.
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What is there to do in Beijing in February?
February is still in the tourist low season when you are able to enjoy the discounted tour prices in Beijing including hotel accommodations, entrance fees and flights.
You don’t expect huge crowds of tourists in the places you are going to visit.The drawbacks for Beijing tour in February include the shorter opening time for the major attractions and the cold and windy weather outside.
The Chinese New Year falls on Feb 1-6, 2022. The second most important festival – Lantern Festival falls on Feb 15，2022. The arrival of Lantern Festival marks the end of the New Year season.
The most proper time of the year for birding in Beijing falls on February and November. So if you are a birding lover, February is the best time for birding in Beijing.
February Events, Holidays & Festivals
February has its perks in the terms of budget and crowd levels, but it is still very cold outside, average high 5℃ and low -7℃ though a little warmer than January.
1. Start of Spring on Feb 04 立春
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar classifies the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Spring, the first solar term of the year, begins this year on Feb 3. Start of Spring opens the curtain of spring and everything turns green and full of vigor; the weather is becoming warmer.
2. Lantern Festival ( Feb 05, 2023) 元宵节
Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the Chinese lunar new year. The New Year comes to an end when the Festival of Lanterns sets in. Each lantern festival finds lantern shows and folk dance everywhere.
One special food for the festival is the Tang Yuan, another kind of dumplings made of sweet rice rolled into balls and stuffed with either sweet or different fillings. People solve riddles on the lanterns.
3. Rain Water starting on Feb 19 雨水
Rain Water is one of the 24 solar terms in China created thousands of years ago to guide agricultural production. Rain Water signals the increase in rainfall and rise in temperature.
4. Skiing and Skating Activities 滑雪和滑冰
Most of the skiing and skating activities in January are carried on in February.
5. Meet in Beijing Arts Festival “相约北京”艺术节
Official Website: http://www.meetinbeijing.org.cn/
Organizing Committee Office of Meet in Beijing Arts Festival
Add: N0. 10, Chaoyangmen North Street, Beijing 100020 P.R. China
Meet in Beijing Arts Festival is a large-scale international festival hosted by Beijing Municipality Government, China’s Ministry of Culture and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television. The Festival was inaugurated in 2000 and held annually.
Time: Jan 06 – Jan 18, 2022
Beijing Travel Guide in Each Month (Weather, What to do)
Tip: Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to do a self-guided tour and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for organized tours to Beijing:
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