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Visit Beijing in May

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Plan your Beijing tour in May? May is one of the best months to visit Beijing weather-wise, a transit month between short spring and long summer in Beijing.

It is neither hot nor cold with average high 25 ℃ and low 15 ℃.  So it very comfortable in May. The day and night temperature difference in May is still big, but basically a T-shirt and a light jacket is enough to come with the weather.

May is a peak tourist season in Beijing and other parts of China as well. You are requested to book your hotel and transportation well in advance.

The 3-day of Labor’s Day from May 01 to May 03
Avoid visiting Beijing in the 3-day of Labor’s Day from May 01 to May 03, a 3-day holiday in China. All the tourist sites will be packed with domestic tourists and the hotel rates will increase sharply.

May is the right time to go hiking on the Great Wall around Beijing with green mountains and comfortable weather. See our Great Wall Tours.

Beside Great Wall hiking, you may have excursions in the outskirts of Beijing to enjoy the natural beauty around Beijing.  See our Beijing Walking Tour, Beijing Bike Tour and Beijing Hiking Tour.

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

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Date Average High    Average Low    Precipitaion   Extreme High    Extreme Low
 
May 01 24℃ 11℃ 2mm 31℃(2003) 5℃(1956)
May 02 23℃ 11℃ 1mm 30℃(1951) 3℃(1965)
May 03 24℃ 11℃ 2mm 32℃(1966) 4℃(1956)
May 04 24℃ 12℃ 1mm 31℃(2007) 3℃(1976)
May 05 24℃ 12℃ 1mm 31℃(1995) 4℃(1976)
May 06 25℃ 12℃ 1mm 32℃(2007) 4℃(1979)
May 07 26℃ 12℃ 1mm 36℃(1986) 6℃(1960)
May 08 26℃ 13℃ 0mm 32℃(1955) 7℃(1960)
May 09 25℃ 13℃ 1mm 32℃(1980) 6℃(1978)
May 10   25℃ 13℃ 1mm 34℃(1967) 7℃(1995)
May 11 25℃ 13℃ 1mm 34℃(1967) 6℃(1959)
May 12 25℃             13℃ 2mm 35℃(1952) 5℃(1957)
May 13 26℃ 13℃ 1mm 37℃(1952) 5℃(1976)
May 14 26℃ 14℃ 2mm 38℃(1968) 4℃(1977)
May 15 26℃ 13℃ 1mm 34℃(1994) 6℃(1977)
May 16 26℃ 14℃ 1mm 34℃(1982) 5℃(1962)
May 17 26℃ 13℃ 1mm 36℃(2001) 6℃(1980)
May 18 27℃ 14℃ 1mm 35℃(2001) 10℃(1962)
May 19 28℃ 14℃ 2mm 38℃(2001) 8℃(1975)
May 20 28℃ 14℃ 1mm           37℃(1968) 9℃(1972)
May 21 28℃ 15℃ 1mm 36℃(1952) 6℃(1976)
May 22 28℃ 15℃ 2mm 38℃(1965)         9℃(1955)
May 23 28℃ 15℃ 1mm 35℃(1981) 8℃(1974)
May 24 28℃ 15℃               3mm 34℃(1958) 7℃(1965)
May 25 28℃ 15℃ 2mm 35℃(1958) 9℃(1956)
May 26 28℃ 16℃ 2mm 37℃(2007) 10℃(1980)
May 27 28℃ 15℃ 3mm 37℃(1958) 9℃(1971)
May 28 29℃ 15℃ 1mm 36℃(1958) 10℃(1975)
May 29 29℃ 16℃ 3mm 37℃(1983) 10℃(1973)
May 30 29℃ 16℃ 3mm 37℃(1962) 11℃(1972)
May 31 29℃ 17℃ 2mm 36℃(1961) 10℃(1966)

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May Events, Holidays & Festivals


May is one of the best months to visit Beijing weather-wise, a transit month between short spring and long summer in Beijing. It is neither hot nor cold with average high 25 ℃ and low 15 ℃.

So it very comfortable in May. The day and night temperature difference in May is still big, but basically a T-shirt and a light jacket is enough to come with the weather.

Public Holidays
1) International Labor Day ( May 1-3)
The second important holiday just after the Chinese New Year’s Day. Employees will enjoy a one-day paid day-off. Celebration parties in parks take the place of parades today.

Chinese government makes it a 3 day holiday by moving the prior weekend and the upcoming one together. This is the Chinese government’s “holiday economy” policy. Avoid visiting Beijing during the May Day Holiday due to the possible tourist hordes.

2) Youth Day ( May 4 )
May 4th Youth Day is a day in memory of the first mass student movement in 1919. It is a movement triggered by the old Chinese government that gave in to the Japanese government’s attempt to colonize Shandong Province.

It is also an anti-Confucius movement as well as one that promoted the western scientific and democratic ideas. Now on that day, the government at all levels will organize youth activities everywhere in the country to commemorate the special day.

Annual Events and Festivals
1) International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing
The much anticipated hortticulture show is opened in Beijing’s Yanqing district on April 28. The horticultural expo officially welcomes visitors starting April 29. Its big collection of plants and flowers, jaw-dropping pavilions and green development concepts will entertain visitors for 162 days.

2) Peony Festival at Beijing’s Jingshan Park
Over 20,000 peony flowers are fully in bloom at Beijing’s Jingshan Park, starting the annual peony season.

3) Beijing Rose Cultural Festival
Venues: Beijing Botanical Garden, Temple of Heaven, Taoranting Park and more
Time: May 30 – June 20
The Chinese rose has its own cultural festival in Beijing. It is one of the city flowers of Beijing. Each year from the end of May to the Mid June, Beijing will hold its Rose Cultural Festival.

4) Mother’s Day
Chinese Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday in May. Mother’s Day is getting more popular in China.  Carnations and lilies are the important flowers offered on that day.

5) National  Tourism Day (May 19)
May 19 was declared as National Tourism Day in 2011. This special day is set to promote tourism as China has entered a period of mass tourism, in a bid to support tourist initiatives throughout the country. Many discounts for entrance fees and tickets will be offered by related units to benefit tourists.

6) National Day for Helping the Disabled
This day falls on the third Sunday in May. In China, it is reported there are approx. 51 million disabled people, or 5 percent of the total population. The Chinese government has paid great attention to the question of rights of the disabled and provided them special assistance and protection in order to reduce or eliminate the effects of disability and the external obstacles and guarantee their rights. On this particular day, various activities are carried out to help disabled people.

7) Huangyaguan Great Wall Marathon
Located 120km northeast of Beijing, Huangyaguan Great Wall is administered by Tianjin City. Since the inaugural Great Wall Marathon in 1999, the great wall race has grown steadily to over 2000 runners with participants from over 50 nations annualy.

The Great Wall Marathon event offers three distances of race: a marathon, half marathon and a 8.5km Fun Run. The Great Wall International Marathon is held on the third Saturday in May every year.

8) Daxing Annual Watermelon Festival
China is the largest watermelon producers, 40% of the total watermelon production in the world. Daxing, a district in the southern Beijing is well known for its watermelon growth and production.

Each year, the local Daxing goverment will hold a watermelon festival to promote watermelon economy and culture. Many domestic and oversea visitors will attend the special festival. This festival falls on late may and early June.

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

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P

(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P 
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in 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

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

Chinese version of the travel guide:

五月去北京旅游

Visit Beijing in February

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherPlanning 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, though it is still very cold, it is beginning to shake off its winter cloak. A thick sweater and a cotton-padded coat are enough in general.

You may check the following Historical Climate Data for February in Beijing to prepare for your packing and your wear for Beijing trip.

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 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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Date        Average High  Average Low  Precipitation    Extreme High  Extreme Low
February 01 2℃ -8℃ Omm 12℃(1976) -16℃(1965)
February 02 2℃ -8℃ 0mm 11℃(2002) -16℃(1972)
February 03 3℃ -8℃ 0mm 13℃(2007) -16℃(1952)
February 04 3℃ -8℃ 0mm 12℃(2002) -15℃(1963)
February 05 3℃ -8℃ 0mm 16℃(2007) -17℃(1969)
February 06 4℃ -7℃ 0mm 16℃(1993) -18℃(1953)
February 07 4℃ -7℃ 0mm 15℃(1995) -16℃(1968)
February 08 4℃ -7℃ 0mm 13℃(1987) -15℃(1957)
February 09 4℃ -7℃  0mm 15℃(2007) -16℃(1957)
February 10 5℃ -7℃ 0mm 16℃(1987) -14℃(1967)
February 11 4℃ -7℃ 0mm 13℃(1995) -15℃(1968)
February 12       5℃ -7℃ 0mm 14℃(1981) -14℃(1967)
February 13 6℃ -6℃ 0mm 20℃(1996) -13℃(1964)
February 14 5℃           -6℃ 0mm 15℃(1996) -13℃(1980)
February 15 5℃ -6℃ 0mm                 13℃(1966) -15℃(1953)
February 16 4℃ -6℃ 0mm 15℃(1974) -15℃(1953)
February 17 5℃ -6℃ 0mm 15℃(1974) -14℃(1952)
February 18 5℃ -6℃ 0mm 14℃(1979) -13℃(1953)
February 19 5℃ -5℃ 0mm 16℃(1960) -14℃(1957)
February 20 5℃ -5℃ 0mm 15℃(1962) -13℃(1968)
February 21 5℃ -5℃ 0mm 16℃(2002) -14℃(1968)
February 22 6℃ -5℃ 0mm 15℃(1963) -27℃(1966)
February 23 6℃ -5℃ 0mm 17℃(1977) -23℃(1966)
February 24 5℃ -5℃ 0mm 17℃(1977) -19℃(1969)
February 25 5℃ -4℃      0mm 16℃(1992) -16℃(1969)
February 26 6℃ -4℃ 0mm 18℃(1992)      -14℃(1981)
February 27 7℃ -4℃ 0mm 17℃(1992) -14℃(1969)
February 28 7℃ -4℃          0mm 19℃(1963) -13℃(1969)
February 29 7℃ -3℃ 0mm 14℃(2008) -10℃(1956)

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Why go to 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 activities popular in February include Beijing skiing, and bathing in a hot spring resorts in Beijing.  Kindly remind you that Beijing ski season will over at the end of February.

The second most important festival – Lantern Festival falls on Feb 08,2020. 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.

Public Holidays

Lantern Festival 2020 元宵节
Lantern Festival 2020 falls Feb 08, 2020. 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.

Skiing and Skating Activities 滑雪和溜冰活动
Most of the skiing and skating activities in January are carried on in February.
See: Top 10 Beijing Ski Resorts

Longqing Gorge Ice Lantern Festival ( Starting from Jan. 05 ) 龙庆峡冰雪节
Basically each year it will be open around Jan 05. In some occasions, it will be delayed for a few days. But if even it is delayed, you still can go there to have a glimpse of the ice festival site which is under preparation, still a fun.  See  How to Visit Longqing Gorge Ice Lantern Festival.

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

Beijing Winter Tour .

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P

(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P 
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in 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

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

Visit Beijing in March

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherIn Beijing, the winter-long indoor heating will be turned off on the official date of March 15 of each year. That means a harsh and freezing weather has left us.

With the passing of the dry and harsh January and February, March foresees the local weather will become warmer and warmer. But people can still feel a bit chilly in March, especially in the first half month of March.

The drawback about the weather in March is the possible sandstorms which often hit the city during the month. The whole month is in the shoulder season. In the first half March, crowds level is quite low due to the cold weather.

Note: The possibility of sandstorms in March is getting less in recent  years due to the forestation around Beijing.

In the later half March, crowds level is higher since the weather in later March is a little warmer. Well plan your Beijing tour and Beijing hotel booking in advance if you visit Beijing in later March.

Check the historical data below to better appreciate your travel experience in Beijing – how to pack and how to wear for your Beijing trip.

Historical Climate Data for March 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 March Realtime Weather Photos  for more vivid and timely information on the Beijing weather in March.

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Date Average High    Average Low    Precipitaion   Extreme High    Extreme Low
March 01 7℃ -3℃ 0mm 14℃(2001) -11℃(1951)
March 02 8℃ -3℃ 0mm 15℃(1986) -11℃(1958)
March 03 8℃ -3℃ 0mm 17℃(1999) -15℃(1971)
March 04 8℃ -3℃ 1mm 20℃(1986) -12℃(1969)
March 05 9℃ -3℃ 0mm 16℃(2006) -10℃(1969)
March 06 9℃ -2℃ 0mm 19℃(1995) -10℃(1985)
March 07 9℃ -2℃ 0mm 19℃(1995) -8℃(1965)
March 08 9℃ -2℃ 0mm 17℃(2002) -9℃(1966)
March 09 9℃ -2℃ 0mm 19℃(1958) -9℃(1970)
March 10 10℃ -1℃ 0mm 22℃(2008) -8℃(1957)
March 11 10℃ -1℃ 0mm 22℃(2002) -9℃(1969)
March 12 10℃ -2℃ 0mm 22℃(1962) -12℃(1969)
March 13 11℃ 0℃ 0mm 18℃(1988) -8℃(1955)
March 14 11℃ 1℃ 0mm                 21℃(2002) -6℃(1957)
March 15      12℃ 0℃ 0mm 21℃(1951) -4℃(1954)
March 16 12℃ 0℃ 0mm 23℃(2006) -5℃(1962)
March 17 13℃            1℃ 0mm 22℃(1981)        -4℃(1995)
March 18 12℃ 1℃ 0mm 22℃(1981) -4℃(1976)
March 19 12℃ 1℃ 0mm 24℃(2001) -5℃(1976)
March 20 12℃ 1℃ 1mm 24℃(2001) -5℃(1976)
March 21 12℃ 1℃ 1mm 22℃(2001) -5℃(1984)
March 22 11℃ 1℃ 0mm 19℃(1953) -6℃(1970)
March 23 12℃ 1℃ 0mm 21℃(2001) -8℃(1970)
March 24 13℃ 1℃               0mm 22℃(2001) -9℃(1979)
March 25 14℃ 1℃ 0mm 24℃(2005) -5℃(1987)
March 26 15℃ 2℃ 0mm 25℃(2000) -4℃(1962)
March 27 15℃ 3℃ 0mm 22℃(1973) -5℃(1958)
March 28 16℃ 3℃ 1mm         25℃(1997) -6℃(1958)
March 29 16℃ 4℃ 1mm 24℃(1997) -5℃(1958)
March 30 16℃ 4℃ 0mm 25℃(2005) -3℃(1958)
March 31 16℃ 4℃ 0mm 29℃(2002) -4℃(1978)

March Events, Holidays & Festivals


In Beijing, the winter-long indoor heating will be turned off on the official date of March 15 of each year. That means a harsh and freezing weather has left us. With the passing of the dry and harsh January and February, March foresees the local weather will become warmer and wamer. But people can still feel a bit chilly in March, especially in the first half month of March.

Annual Events and Festivals
1. Lianghui 两会
Lianghui , literally “two meetings”,  refers  to the annual meetings of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. The two meetings last about one week which ends at Mid March. The Two Meetings are often regarded as  the Senate, house of Representatives in China. These are the most important political meetings in Beijing China.

2. March 8 International Women’s Day 三八国际妇女节
On this special day, some attractions in Beijing offer free entrance tickets to female visitors. Some working units allow female workers half day off or with extra pay if  they are too busy to have day or half day off. Some markets or shopping malls will give more discounts to female buyers to increase business.

3. Beijing Fashion Week 北京时装周
Beijing’s Fashion Week is held twice a year – Late March and Mid-November. It highlights the work of Chinese designers and their growing influence on the market.

4. China Tree Planting Day (Arbor Day) 中国植树节
March 12 is China’s Trees Planting Day.  It is getting warmer in Beijing. Beijing celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting.  Beijing has established over 100 reception points for urban residents to “adopt” trees or green land.

5. World Consumer Rights Day 国际消费者权益日
World Consumer Rights Day was established on 15 March 1983 to promote consumer rights around the world.  On this special day, in Beijing, you will see a CC TV evening gala sponsored by the government to crack down the poor quality products and companies without trust and reputation.

6. Hand in Hand Poverty Alleviation Program 手拉手情系贫困小伙伴全国统一行动日
March 16 is the special day for Hand in Hand Poverty Alleviation Program. This event  is mainly used to help children and other vulnerable groups in poverty- stricken areas. People will donate on this special day.

7.  Chinese Medical Festival  中国国医节
March 17 is Chinese Medical Festival which dates back to the year 1929. On this special day, some hospitals would go on to the streets in Beijing for complementary health checks and other medical activities involved.

8.  Plum Blossom Festival at Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park  北京明城墙遗址公园赏腊梅节
Plums are the early flowering trees that bloom as earlier as mid March in Beijing and end in mid April. The best place to see plum blossoms is Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park.

The park is located just south of Beijing Railway Station. The park is the only remaining city wall relics built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in Beijing. The remnant city wall is about 1.5km in length, which is composed of the wall relics itself and the southeast corner tower of the former inner city in Ming and Qing Dynasties.April


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

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P

(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P 
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in 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

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.