This post is a summary of the March weather in Beijing, with tips on what to wear and things to do, updated for 2019. March weather can be fairly unpredictable, so choosing what to pack this month is important.
HOW COLD IS BEIJING IN MARCH?
Early this month, afternoon high temperatures tend to be in the mid-50s F (10-12 C) while early morning lows tend to me in the low 30s F (0 to -1 C). On a few of the colder mornings, temperatures can still dip down into to upper teens (-7 to -8 C).
The first third of March: -2 to 9 C (28 to 48 F)
The Middle third of March: 0 to 13 C (32 to 55 F)
The last third of March: 2 to 14 C (36 to 57 F)
As the month progresses, spring starts to grab a hold in the Big Apple as the afternoon temperatures rise into the low to 15 C (60 F) and morning lows creep up into the upper 0 C (32 F).
A few of the warmer afternoons can even see temperatures up into 20 C (68 F).
HOW MUCH RAIN IN MARCH?
Beijing got most of the rain in Summer (July and August), we had not even a single rain day in 2018. So don’t worry about the rain or snow.
WHAT TO WEAR IN MARCH
March is the month of seasonal transition. Appropriate clothing can make or break a trip, so packing a little extra this month might be sensible for your stay in Beijing.
As the month progresses, spring appears. It’s not a perfect formula, so it’s a good idea to have layers and a warm jacket. You’ll also want to bring a medium to light jacket for those days when the temperature rises to 20 C.
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN MARCH
There are more things to do in March than we can list here, so be sure to contact us for more information or customize a private tour for your stay.
- Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
- Temple of Heaven
- Summer Palace
- Walk around Beijing Hutongs
- Enjoy the sunset view from Jinshan Park
- Lama Temple
- Visit the Great Wall of China
- Visit the 798 art district
- Hongqiao Market for survivors
- Eat Peking duck
There are some special things to do in this Month:
- Enjoy the cherry blossom at Yuyuantan Park
- See the beautiful flowers at Beijing Botanic Garden
- Apricot flower at Mutianyu Great Wall
- Tulip flower at Jingshan Park