Average Temperature

Beijing Average Temperature

Graph view of average temperatures by month for
Beijing, China

Table view of average temperatures by month

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual

Min and Max represent the coldest and warmest average months on record.

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Facts Other Than Average Temperature
Climate Detailsextremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north
BackgroundFor centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, his successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight.
Coastline14,500 km
Terrainmostly mountains, high plateaus, deserts in west; plains, deltas, and hills in east
Geographic Overview
Geographic Coordinates35 00 N, 105 00 E
Elevation Extremes
Natural Hazardsfrequent typhoons (about five per year along southern and eastern coasts); damaging floods; tsunamis; earthquakes; droughts; land subsidence
Current Enviornmental Issuesair pollution (greenhouse gases, sulfur dioxide particulates) from reliance on coal produces acid rain; water shortages, particularly in the north; water pollution from untreated wastes; deforestation; estimated loss of one-fifth of agricultural land since 1949 to soil erosion and economic development; desertification; trade in endangered species
Environmental Agreements
Agriculture Productsrice, wheat, potatoes, corn, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, apples, cotton, oilseed; pork; fish
Natural Resourcescoal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, uranium, hydropower potential (world's largest)
Population1,330,044,605 (July 2008 est.)