Beijing’s climate is a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate which is characterized by hot and humid summer as a result of East Asian Monsoon, and a generally cold, windy as well as dry winter. The spring and autumn is relatively short when compared with the duration of summer and winter. The annual temperature is around 11.8 degree Celsius, January can be considered as the coldest month in Beijing for average temperature at -4.6 degree Celsius, while July will be the hottest month in Beijing. The annual average of precipitation is about 644mm which the majority of rain occurs in summer.
The spring in Beijing is generally falls within April and May. Spring is very short in Beijing, increase and decrease of temperature in a sudden is very common during this season. Normally when you haven’t decided to take off your winter cloths, the summer is already waiting for you around the corner. One of the headaches during spring in Beijing is the occurrence ofdust storm. It could be a bad trip for you if the dust storm attacks within the period of your travel plan. Anyway, the temperature in May is still considered very comfortable and is suitable for outdoor activities such as picnics and hiking.
Although the duration of summer is not too long in Beijing, the hotness during this season will definitely run out all your patience. The temperature will be extremely high especially in the afternoon of day with no wind blow.
Autumn will dress Beijing up with beautiful red dresses and thus become the best traveling period in Beijing. When autumn arrives, the leaves of the trees will begin to become yellowish and reddish. Especially in the November, the Xiangshan (Fragrance Hill) in Beijing will turns to be a reddish hill and therefore attract many tourists from locals and foreigners to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
There is nothing much to see in Beijing during winter. Trees without leaf are everywhere. Scenery should not be your first requirements if you choose to travel in winter. The celebrations of Chinese festivals as well as a delicious steamboat should be able to make your Beijing trip special and fantastic.
Beijing Air Quality
Air pollution has been an important issue in Beijing city ever since before. Besides the source of pollution that comes from Beijing itself, pollutions from surrounding cities such as Shandong and Tianjin also results a great effect to the air quality of Beijing. In order to maintain within the levels of air pollution which is standardized by the World Health Organization, nearly US$ 17 billion was spent to clean the air. Furthermore, a number of air improvement schemes have been taken by Beijing government to ensure the air quality for the duration of Beijing Olympic 2008. For good news, the benefits of the actions are still remained until today.
First of all, the old coal energy supply structure has been replaced by natural gas which is more environmental friendly. Relocation of pollutants-generated enterprises is also taken place and new technology for reducing pollutants has been induced together with this process. Besides that, thousands of old taxis and buses have been replaced as well as the opening of new subway lines to encourage residents to use public transport. On top of that, plantation of trees in the city centre has also offering a better living environment to the public while adding some greenery scene within modern architectures. All of these actions have therefore ensured a better air quality in Beijing.
Beijing Dust Storm
The spring season in Beijing is the period where dust storm is most probably to attack. Dust storm occurs in Beijing is due to the erosion of desert in Northern and Northwestern part of China which brings large amount of dust to the city which is located along the direction of wind blow. Many actions have been taken by the authority in order to reduce the effect of dust storm. Large scale of tree plantation is carried out for long run benefits. While in short run, artificial rain falls are induced by Beijing Weather Modification Office sometimes, in order to fight such storms and mitigate their effects.
Global Warming impact on Beijing:
Global warming produces a huge impact on World climate. Like other parts of the World, Beijing’s climate changed rapid in the last 15 years. It made Summer hotter and longer, Winter warmer and shorter. Especially on July 23, 1999, Beijing’s daytime temperature reached 42.6 degrees centigrade, the hottest day recorded in half a century. As the whole World is fighting against the Global warming now, hope it may gone in the near future!
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