Beijing has four seasons a year. Spring, which
falls between March and May, is warm and beautiful with flowers in
bloom everywhere. But, it can also be very windy during this time.
Sandstorms are nothing new to Beijingers.
The summer runs from June to August, and it can get
very hot. The summer rains ease the situation somewhat, but they
also leave behind a fair bit of humidity. Many people turn on their
air conditioners and stay indoors to get away from the heat.
The most preferred season is autumn, which is from
September to November. The mild temperatures are suitable for
camping, mountain climbing and traveling.
Winter is from December to February. It is very
cold and can snow a lot.
Beijingers indulge in a range of activities depending on the
season. Winter is a time for skiing, ice-skating, making snowmen
and having snowball fights. If it gets too cold, many prefer to
stay indoors or travel to warmer climes.
Spring and autumn is usually when people engage in
more outdoor activities. They go to parks, fly kites, go camping or
In summer, the activity of choice is to soak in
some sun at the beach or swim.