Beijing in August Travel Guide (Weather, Wear, Events & Tips)

Plan your Beijing tours in August? August is a tourist peak season in China with a huge number of domestic tourists coming from all corners of the country. Many families are going to visit Beijing since August is the summer vacation time for students.

Beijing Weather in August

August is our hottest month. The sad thing is that the heat of August comes hand in hand with humidity.

The average high temperature for August in Beijing is around highest 31℃ and lowest 19℃. Temperature varies a bit between day and night. So the feeling temperature in the morning and evening is a bit cooler, and remember to cover your quilt well at night, guarding against catching a cold in an air-conditioned room.

What to wear in Beijing in August

Wear summer clothes and bring an umbrella since there are occasional thunderstorms. Well book your hotels and tickets in advance. Also check whether your hotel is equipped with an air-conditioner and make sure it functions well.

This is very important since Beijing is very humid in August, making it very important to have a cool place for your day.

In the hot months of summer, T-shirts and light pants or shorts are the best choice. Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella.

If you would like to climb the Great Wall of China on a hot, sunny day, you are advised to wear long sleeves, your UV protected long sleeves keep you safe from sunburn and keep you cooler.

Historical Climate Data for August  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 on your coming trip to Beijing.

By the way you may also check our Beijing August Realtime Weather Photos  for more information on the Beijing weather in August.

Date      Average High   Average Low   Precipitation   Extreme High   Extreme Low
August 0131℃22℃13mm36℃(2000)17℃(1975)
August 0230℃22℃7mm37℃(2003)16℃(1952)
August 0330℃22℃11mm36℃(2003)17℃(1958)
August 0431℃22℃10mm36℃(1987)16℃(1971)
August 0530℃22℃8mm36℃(1984)17℃(1976)
August 0630℃22℃9mm36℃(1984)16℃(1981)
August 0730℃22℃6mm37℃(1951)17℃(1981)
August 0831℃22℃9mm38℃(1951)18℃(1968)
August 0931℃22℃15mm             37℃(2007)17℃(1968)
August 1031℃22℃8mm35℃(2003)      16℃(1978)
August 1131℃21℃5mm36℃(2003)17℃(1967)
August 12        30℃22℃6mm34℃(2003)17℃(2002)
August 1330℃           21℃             11mm34℃(1951)14℃(1970)
August 1429℃21℃8mm35℃(1982)16℃(1958)
August 1529℃21℃9mm35℃(2005)16℃(1984)
August 1629℃21℃7mm35℃(1994)16℃(1967)
August 1730℃21℃6mm34℃(1981)15℃(1966)
August 1829℃21℃5mm34℃(1951)17℃(1966)
August 1930℃20℃6mm34℃(2006)15℃(1972)
August 2030℃20℃9mm33℃(1991)16℃(1978)
August 2130℃20℃2mm36℃(2007)14℃(1989)
August 2230℃20℃2mm37℃(2003)15℃(1989)
August 2330℃20℃2mm35℃(1991)15℃(1974)
August 2430℃20℃2mm34℃(2007)16℃(1996)
August 2530℃20℃6mm34℃(1993)12℃(1951)
August 2629℃20℃5mm33℃(1965)14℃(1951)
August 2729℃19℃5mm33℃(1968)12℃(1979)
August 2829℃19℃3mm35℃(1959)12℃(1972)
August 2929℃19℃2mm33℃(2002)12℃(1979)
August 3029℃19℃1mm33℃(1986)14℃(1979)
August 3129℃19℃3mm33℃(1951)11℃(1972)

August Events, Holidays & Festivals

1. Night Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall is now open to the public for night tours during this July and August, basically to beat the hot summer days.
Mutianyu Great Wall Night Tour Opening Hours: 5 pm – 9 pm ( July and August);
Mutianyu Great Wall Night Tour last Check-in time: 8:30 pm
Closing time for ticketing at the Great Wall: 8 pm

For more information, please check out: Night Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall.

2. Army’s Day (August 1) 八一建军节

It is a day for People’s Liberation Army to commemorate the communist-led army for the first armed uprising in Chinese communist history against the Nationalists on August 1, 1927. It was considered as the beginning and founding of the Red Army (later the People’s Liberation Army). Now the anniversary is a celebration day for Chinese servicemen, also a time to promote better relationships between the army and civilians.

3. National Fitness Day 全民健身日

This special day falls on 8 August.  On this day, the Beijing sports authorities organizes a number of activities to mark China’s National Fitness Day. One of these activities is citizens from different districts in Beijing performing the exercises at a designated area.

4. Ghost Festival 中元节

Time: 15th day of 7th Month ( Chinese lunar calendar ) August 22
Burning fake paper money and making offerings to ancestors and the dead to comfort them in the afterlife and keep them from troubling the living.

5. The seventh evening of the seventh moon  七夕

Time: August 14
It is a Chinese festival that celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in Chinese mythology. This is an important festival for young girls,and sometimes called the Chinese Valentine’s Day. Various activities will be carried out, especially by merchants to attract young people to consume – shopping, drinking, dancing and more.

6. Chinese Doctor’s Day 中国医师节

Activities will be held  for the celebrations of China’s Medical Workers’ Day, which falls on August 19 each year, calling for respect from society for the country’s 11.7 million medical and health workers in China.

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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:

Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Car Rental in Beijing
Great Wall Tour
Beijing Summer Tour
Beijing Autumn Tour
Beijing Winter tour
Beijing Tour
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings

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Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
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How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

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Beijing Shopping

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Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

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