Visit Beijing in November

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For various reasons, you are in a process of planning your Beijing tour in November, a particular transit time from autumn to winter in Beijing.

Now you may want to know what’s the weather like in November in Beijing, the activities and holidays in November Beijing can offer and any benefits for visiting Beijing in November.

The weather in November in Beijing
Beijing’s weather in November is generally divided into two parts – later autumn (Nov 01 – 15) and early winter (Nov.15 – Nov.30 ). If you come to Beijing during the first half November, you can still catch the hue of golden autumn in Beijing though the temperature in November will be a bit lower than October.

If you happen to visit Beijing in later November, you will meet Beijing in its early winter. Each year’s November 15 is the official day for starting the indoor heating system all over Beijing. In a sense, you are lucky to enjoy the comfort offered by the perfect heating either at your hotel or residential areas in Beijing.

In November, there is relatively a big temperature difference in a day. Wear warm clothes in the early morning when you are out for sightseeing. November is also one of the foggiest months in a year.

So if you are going to have an excursion to the Great Wall or other outdoor activities, check the weather one day before your trip.

Below is the historical weather data from the past 50 years. You may check the weather date to prepare your pack and wear for your Beijing tour.

Historical Weather Data for November
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 November Realtime Weather Photos for more timely information on the Beijing weather in November.

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Date       Average high    Average low   Precipitation   Extreme High  Extreme low
Nov.01 15℃ 3℃ 0mm 21℃(1971) -4℃(1974)
Nov.02 15℃ 3℃ 0mm 21℃(2006) -4℃(1969)
Nov.03 15℃ 3℃ 0mm 22℃(1954) -3℃(1969)
Nov.04 14℃ 4℃ 0mm 22℃(1954) -3℃(2002)
Nov.05 14℃ 3℃ 0mm 21℃(1995) -3℃(1956)
Nov.06 14℃ 3℃ 0mm 22℃(1995) -4℃(1952)
Nov.07 13℃ 2℃ 1mm 22℃(1954) -3℃(1981)
Nov.08 12℃ 2℃ 0mm 23℃(1954) -6℃(1968)
Nov.09 11℃ 1℃ 0mm 21℃(1954) -8℃(1968)
Nov.10
12℃ 1℃ 0mm 20℃(2005) -8℃(1968)
Nov.11 11℃ 1℃ 1mm 21℃(1995) -6℃(2000)
Nov.12 11℃ 1℃ 0mm 19℃(1995) -7℃(1967)
Nov.13 11℃ 1℃ 0mm 19℃(1990) -8℃(1979)
Nov.14 10℃ 0℃ 1mm 20℃(1962) -9℃(1979)
Nov.15 10℃ 0℃ 0mm 17℃(2006) -7℃(1976)
Nov.16 9℃ -1℃ 0mm 19℃(1957) -5℃(1955)
Nov.17 9℃ -1℃ 0mm 19℃(1957) -6℃(1981)
Nov.18 9℃ -1℃ 0mm 19℃(1957) -8℃(1998)
Nov.19 9℃ -1℃ 0mm 17℃(2001) -7℃(1989)
Nov.20 9℃ -1℃ 0mm 18℃(2001) -7℃(1952)
Nov.21 8℃ -2℃ 0mm 18℃(2001) -9℃(1993)
Nov.22 7℃ -2℃ 0mm 16℃(1964) -10℃(1993)
Nov.23 8℃ -2℃ 0mm 20℃(1964) -9℃(1993)
Nov.24 7℃ -2℃ 0mm 15℃(2005) -10℃(1993)
Nov.25 7℃ -2℃ 1mm 15℃(1971) -9℃(1959)
Nov.26 7℃ -3℃ 1mm 14℃(2005) -9℃(1960)
Nov.27 7℃ -3℃ 0mm 14℃(1964) -12℃(1960)
Nov.28 6℃ -3℃ 0mm 13℃(1980) -9℃(1971)
Nov.29 6℃ -4℃ 0mm 14℃(1980) -11℃(1987)
Nov.30 6℃ -4℃ 0mm 13℃(1988) -12℃(1970)

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Activities and Holidays in November in Beijing
For the first half of this November, don’t waste time to catch up the beautiful views of later autumn foliage in and around Beijing.For later November visitors, well prepare your warm clothes if you are going to hike the Great Wall and become heroes despite the cold weather on the Wall.

There are also some food festivals and yummy food in November. November is typically when the vendors who sell roasted chestnuts are in many outlets in the city of Beijing. Instant-boiled mutton becomes popular in this month bring much warm in the cold weather.

It’s always a good idea to check the local calendar of events for the places you are going to as well as Beijing climate during your stay in Beijing.

Why go to Beijing in November
Maybe November is not the best season to visit Beijing, specially during the later half month of November when temperature will drop.

But there are some good reasons to travel Beijing in later November. From starting every November 15, hotels, airlines and even the attraction entrance fees will give better discounts which you won’t enjoy during tourist high season.Tourist volume will be much thinner in the sites you are going to visit.

You will have a relaxing and carefree time for photo taking. But please keep in mind that the opening time for winter sites will be shorter. So you should adjust your travel schedule.  Beijing can be a great place in November.

November Events,Holidays & Festivals


November, a particular transit time from autumn to winter in Beijing. Now you may want to know what’s the weather like in November in Beijing, the activities and holidays in November Beijing can offer and any benefits for visiting Beijing in November.

Annual Events and Festivals
1. China Journalists’ Day  记者节
China Journalists’Day falls on 08 December which was  inaugurated in the year 2000.  It is one of three holidays marked for professions in China. Journalists still work on this special day just as nurses and teachers on their own holidays.

2. National Fire Protection Publicity Day 全国消防日
This day falls on 9 November which was inaugurated  1992.

3. Skiing Activities (滑雪活动)
Later December, some ski resorts in Beijing start to offer avid skiers with clean clothes  and comfortable

Beijing Weather in Each Month

Beijing in November Beijing in December Beijing January
Beijing in February Beijing in March Beijing in April
Beijing in May Beijing in June Beijing in July
Beijing in August Beijing in September  Beijing in October

Escorted Beijing tour in Autumn and Winter

Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route? No worries, here are some options for guided tours to Beijing for your Autumn tour and winter tour.

Beijing Autumn Tour 

 

Any questions, just drop a line.

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21 Responses to “Visit Beijing in November”

  1. Nemokami Skelbimai says:

    If we want to make a plan for Beijing tour in November, make sure firstly that Beijing in November is too cool. Have to take some perceptions for get a tour of there. According to me later autumn is a right time to tour for Beijing. Just have to get a desire travel service which can offered the perfect heating hotel or residential areas in Beijing. Keep posting some more images of this city.

  2. saufi says:

    Hai,

    Can i know estimate date when snow drop in Beijing. I travel to Beijing 28/12/2012 till 3/1/13.

    Thank you.

  3. admin says:

    Normally the most possible months for snowing in Beijing are later Dec, Jan and early Feb.

  4. mira says:

    Greetings from Malaysia

    I will be going holiday to Beijing in November with family starting from 21 November till 27 November 2013. My children would like to know, by that time does snow drop in Beijing.

  5. Daniel says:

    Hello Mira,

    Nobody could tell whether it will snow or not by that time. But basically it is a bit early for a snowfall in Beijing. At the end of the November, some ski resorts are open. So you may bring your kid to a ski resort to see the snow and play the snow though the snow is man-made.

  6. ZafiraFira says:

    hai,

    im going to beijing end of this november with my family. i just want to know the weather on that time and can you list me the thing that we should bring during winter time. thank you..

  7. Daniel says:

    Hello ZafiraFira,

    The end of November starts the winter time in Beijing. The temperature is around -4℃ at night and 6℃ at noon, a fairly big temperature drop between day and night. Be ready for normal winter jacket ( not necessary heavy winter jacket ). Beijing is very dry in winter. So if there is little wind, the feeling temperature will be a bit higher than the actual temperature. Drink more water against the dry weather. Fortunately, from November 15 each year, the whole city will start up the indoor heating. So you will feel very warm indoor ( hotels, apartments, public indoor places, airports, train stations…).

    Have a good time in Beijing!

  8. Elle says:

    Just a few question here.My friends and i will be travelling to beijing from the 1st of november till the 9th.May i know what is the average temperature and must we bring a proper winter clothing?

  9. Daniel says:

    Hello Elle,

    The Beijing’s temperature from the 1st of november till the 9th is around 3℃ (night ) and 14℃ ( day ). You’d better bring your jacket and sweater.

  10. Andrew says:

    Hi, i would like to know whether on the weather in beijing..?! Dec 5-13 .. wil it snow..?!

  11. Daniel says:

    Hello Andrew,

    It is really a bit difficult to predict whether it will snow or not during Dec 5-13. The temperature from Dec 5 to Dec 13 is about -4℃ to 5℃ according the historical climate data about Beijing. Please wear warmly outdoor.

  12. Jane says:

    I plan to travel to Beijing in between Nov 17 to Nov 30. I plan to stay at courtyard hotels around Hutong area. Do the hotels have indoor heating and carpets? Also what are the good places to visit during winter? I don’t like the cold

  13. Daniel says:

    Hello Jane,

    Beijing’s obligatory indoor heating starts from Nov.15 each year. Normally you will definitely have indoor heating at your hotel or courtyard hotel.

    As for carpets, basically all the hotels above 3 star have carpets. As for courtyard hotels, we are not quite sure, just asking them or checking their websites.

    The time between Nov 17 to Nov 30 is just the beginning of Beijing’s winter, not much winter activities going, maybe some suburban ski resorts are on a trial operation, little possibility of snowing. Mostly you just visit the city in a normal way, touring the highlights and enjoying the local food,and drinking at bars. Just keep in mind that some attractions are closed earlier in a day because days are becoming short, well planning your travel schedule.

  14. AJ says:

    Hi there,

    We are going to visit Beijing on the 27th-29th of November, Whats the best clothes to bring and is there little snow already?

  15. Daniel says:

    Hi AJ,

    Yes, a bit snow already. Wear warmly – down jacket, hat, scarf and gloves. You can buy these winter wear in Beijing, such as Silk Market.

  16. Marissa says:

    Hi Daniel,

    Were going on nov 13-17,2016 what clothes or jacket should we prepare? Shall we bring winter jacket & shoes?thanx

  17. Daniel says:

    Hi Marissa,

    Yes, you’d better bring your winter jacket ( not the kind of thick winter clothes, just a thin winter jacket is all right ). As for shoes, not necessary winter & snow Boots, just comfortable walking shoes. Ecco brand makes very comfy stylish walking shoes.

    Each year’s November 15 is the official day for starting the indoor heating system all over Beijing. In a sense, you are lucky to enjoy the comfort offered by the perfect heating either at your hotel or residential areas in Beijing.

  18. Jasmine says:

    Hi Daniel,

    We are going to Beijing at 21th-27th of November. What should we wear and will it snow?
    Thanks.

  19. Daniel says:

    Hi Jasmine,

    No, basically a slight chance for snow at the end of November. The city heating system starts from mid-November. So it will be all right indoor. If outdoor, wear winter jacket ( thin down jacket), sweater and jeans.

    Have a nice time in Beijing!

  20. Joseph says:

    Im goint to visit Beijing this coming Nov 26-29. Ill bring with me my staff bec he wants to see snow evrywherejust to see what it is. During this date can you recommend a place of snow close to City Inn Hotel. More power to you

  21. Daniel says:

    Hi Joseph,

    Thanks for your inquiry! It’s hard to predict the time for snowing. Basically it rarely snows at the end of November in or around Beijing.

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