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Beijing during March 18-21 with two children & aged parents?

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Beijing during March 18-21 with two children & aged parents?

China has been in our list for quiet some time. We plan to visit China (beijing, xian and shanghai) starting from 18 March along with two children aged 7 and 2 and aged parents. None of us are used to the cold weather conditions.

Beijing will be our first stop. I have extensively read about the weather forecast during this period, have researched various sites on internet and find mixed reviews. Some write that its too windy and chilly while some suggest that 2nd Half of March is the start of spring season and is the best time to visit China with less tourists. Weather forecast shows max/min 12 and 0 deg C.

The deal on ticket is good, but has zero refund value and charges heavily for a date change.

We are in confusion whether we should do it in March or postpone the trip. Will the weather be really bad or could we bear it? Will be grateful for advice.

Magog, Canada
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1. Re: Beijing during March 18-21 with two children & aged parents?

Averages are misleading. Look at last year's weather for those dates here: wunderground.com/history/…MonthlyHistory.html

You can change for previous years too. Temperatures change quickly in Beijing. We usually go straight from summer to winter and vice versa. While last ear was cold on these dates, just a few days later it was over 20 degrees.

UAE
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2. Re: Beijing during March 18-21 with two children & aged parents?

Thanks Jean for the reply.

March 2009 has higher temperatures in comparision with the succeding years. I fully understand that the weather is unpredictable.

what would be your recommendation / advice?

Magog, Canada
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3. Re: Beijing during March 18-21 with two children & aged parents?

Depends on you. Late April would be much better if you are free. You might even feel right at home with the occasional sand storm. ;-)

Avoid week of May 1 though.

Beijing, China
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4. Re: Beijing during March 18-21 with two children & aged parents?

Mid of April will be better, not very touristy not hot either. March is still cold and sand storm take place often. Welcome to Beijing!

UAE
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5. Re: Beijing during March 18-21 with two children & aged parents?

Thanks David.

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