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

Plan your Beijing tours in July? Many foreign visitors prefer choosing spring or autumn to visit Beijing due to the mild and comfortable weather. So what does the weather in July in Beijing look like?

Beijing Weather in July

July is the hottest month in Beijing in a year. Temperatures could rise to 30°C-40°C during daytime at the highest. With the high heat of July also comes humidity, making the heat more unbearable and uncomfortable overall.

July and August, the two months are also in the rainy reason. Don’t forget to bring your umbrella as the rain often comes in thunderstorms. July and August are tourist peak season for domestic tourists. Beijing is packed with both locals mainly due to the school vacations in China.

So during the peak season of July in Beijing, you are advised to book your hotels and flights in advance.

What to wear in Beijing in July

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

Check below the historical climate date for July in Beijing and plan your Beijing tour!

Historical Climate Data for July  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 July Realtime Weather Photos   for more information on the Beijing weather in July.

DateAverage High   Average Low   Precipitaion  Extreme High   Extreme Low
July 0131℃20℃6mm39℃(2000)15℃(1966)
July 0231℃21℃7mm40℃(1952)16℃(1969)
July 0331℃21℃6mm38℃(1952)17℃(1976)
July 0431℃21℃6mm39℃(1972)17℃(1979)
July 0532℃          21℃5mm39℃(2005)16℃(1951)
July 0631℃21℃6mm38℃(2005)17℃(1951)
July 0731℃21℃9mm35℃(1960)18℃(1963)
July 0831℃21℃6mm36℃(1997)17℃(1958)
July 09             31℃21℃7mm38℃(1966)18℃(1969)
July 1031℃21℃4mm37℃(1959)17℃(1956)
July 1131℃21℃           6mm40℃(2001)    17℃(1976)
July 1231℃22℃6mm39℃(2000)18℃(1951)
July 1331℃21℃8mm            38℃(1997)18℃(1969)
July 1431℃22℃8mm41℃(2002)17℃(1965)
July 1531℃22℃5mm40℃(2002)18℃(1969)
July 1632℃22℃6mm40℃(1972)17℃(1969)
July 1732℃23℃4mm38℃(1972)18℃(1969)
July 1831℃22℃7mm37℃(1992)17℃(1995)
July 1931℃22℃7mm36℃(1992)18℃(1995)
July 2031℃22℃9mm35℃(1963)18℃(1957)
July 2131℃23℃14mm38℃(1955)19℃(1957)
July 2231℃23℃9mm38℃(1955)19℃(1987)
July 2331℃22℃9mm38℃(1999)18℃(1993)
July 2431℃23℃6mm42℃(1999)18℃(1995)
July 2530℃22℃7mm38℃(1999)18℃(2006)
July 2631℃22℃5mm36℃(1999)17℃(1975)
July 2731℃22℃7mm35℃(1999)17℃(1989)
July 2831℃23℃6mm38℃(2003)18℃(1991)
July 2931℃23℃9mm38℃(1999)18℃(1991)
July 3031℃23℃6mm37℃(1965)18℃(1954)
July 3131℃22℃13mm37℃(2000)16℃(1954)

 July Events, Holidays & Festivals

July is the hottest month in Beijing in a year. Temperatures could rise to 30°C-40°C during daytime. With the high heat of July also comes humidity, making the heat more unbearable and uncomfortable overall.

Annual Events and 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. The CCP’s Birthday ( July 1 )  7.1 建党
It is the day in memory of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in 1921 in Shanghai. The special day is often celebrated by party members who are holding meetings or reading front page editorials from major government newspapers.

3.  China National Maritime Day  中国航海日
This special day falls on 11 July.  China National Maritime Day is set to commemorate marked Zheng He’s first voyage on 11 July, 1405.  Zheng He, the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) navigator went on seven voyages to show China’s might to the rest of the world, under the command of Yongle Emperor.

4. Minor Heat on July 7  小暑
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar classifies the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Heat is the 11th solar term of the year,starting on July 6 this year. The hottest days are yet to come.

5. Major  Heat on July 22 大暑
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar classifies the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Heat starts on July 22 this year.Here comes the hottest days.

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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

Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
Top 10 Tourist Scams Beijing
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

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

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Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

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