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 last hues of the golden autumn in Beijing though the temperature in November will be a bit lower than October. Best Fall Foliage Period: Oct 15 throughout Nov 15.
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 if you come to Beijing in later November.
What to Wear in Beijing in November
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.
Wear a jacket, or a warm coat, long pants, jeans. So be mindful of the temperature difference in this transit period.
Comfortable sports hoes, rubber soled shoes for hiking. In afternoon, sometimes the sunlight could be very strong, get ready for sunglasses, sun cream and sun hat.
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.
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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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.
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 warmth 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.
Annual Events and Festivals
1. China Journalists’ Day 记者节
China Journalists’ Day falls on 08 November 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 November some ski resorts in Beijing start soft opening.
4. Start of Winter 立冬
Start of Winter is one of the 24 solar terms in China, meaning that winter has begun and all things start to rest. Its climate also changes from the dry autumn to rainy cold winter. This year Start of Winter falls on November 7, 2021.
5. Light Snow on November 22 小雪
It begins to snow but can’t accumulate a lot on the ground. Light Snow is one of the 24 solar terms in China.
Beijing Travel Guide in Each Month (Weather, What to do)
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.
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
Any questions, just drop a line.