Beijing Weather in November

Beijing Weather in November

It rarely rains in November. The air is cold and dry and the temperature fluctuates throughout the day.

Average Maximum Average Minimum Highest Maximum Lowest Minimum
11 0 20 -5
51.8 32 68 23

Sunny Days: 6 Days

Cloudy Days: 24 Days

Rainy Days: Non

What to wear and bring?

In early November:

Bring along your lip balm, and moisturizing creams and lotions as there is little precipitation and the air is dry. Light long sleeved sweaters or windbreakers and casual sets and light jackets would be a nice choice.

In mid-November:

It is quite chilly during mid-November. Please put on thermal underwear sets or fleecy leggings. Scarfs and hats can be useful too.

In late November:

As central heating is now turned on indoors, it is pretty cold outside. Please put on warm outerwear for outdoor activities. Wearing a ski-mask, wrapping a scarf around your face, or wearing a mouth muffler mask can help to prevent respiratory problems.

Historical Beijing Weather in November

historical beijing weather in novemberclick here to enlarge 

Beijing AQI(Air Quality Index) in November

According to the historical Beijing AQI data in 2018

The average AQI for Beijing in November is 105, which is a normal level in Beijing. 5 days were evaluated as ‘excellent’, 12 days were ‘good’, 9 days were ‘lightly polluted’ and 4 days were ‘moderately polluted’. Generally speaking, the air is good most of the time. It's basically harmless and suitable for outdoor activities.

Air Quality Index Value

Where to Go and Travel Tips

In November, Beijing will usher in the beginning of winter. After the golden time in October, it will be a slack season in November. The weather outside will become colder and the AQI starts to rise as the heating systems come online at the end of this month. Although the view is not as beautiful as it was in autumn due to the growing cycle of plants, but the lower hotel prices and good traffic during the slack season make this month still a good time for travel.

Catch the last leaves of autumn in the Fragrant Hill Park, feel the desolation of late autumn in the Forbidden City, without the noisy festival, the atmosphere of late autumn makes people more poetic and peaceful. Beijing has plenty of nice museums. To avoid the cold weather, the National Museum of China, the Chinese Art Museum and the National Centre for the Performing Arts are good choices for learning Chinese culture.


National Museum of China

As the largest comprehensive museum in China, the National Museum of China gathers the essences of culture nationwide.

November Events, Holidays & Festivals

Li Dong 立冬

"Li Dong" in Chinese means the beginning of winter. In the ancient time, people used divination methods to see the warmth and cold winter, such as "if the weather in Li Dong is sunny, the winter will be colder; if the weather in Li Dong is rainy, it will be a warm winter". The emperor would personally lead his ministers to the northern suburbs to "welcome winter". Read more about Six Solar Terms in Winter.

Double 11 双十一

The origin of double 11 is the singles' day, which is a popular recreational holiday for young people to celebrate their pride in being single. Singles' day in China has been given new meaning by e-commerce. Today's double 11 refers to the large-scale e-commerce shopping promotion carnival day that is emerging across China. Similar to Black Friday in the UK, double 11 is the day when Chinese online retailers hold big sales with the biggest discounts of the year. Everyone from pensioners to schoolchildren join the party; you can see how China's booming Internet and e-commerce have changed the country.

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