September is also known as ‘Golden Month’ as the month leads the city to autumn and gives it a fall-like feel with clear and crisp days. Though September is a high tourist season in Beijing, you can still take advantage of the working month and avoid huge crowds of summer months. This is a great month to visit Beijing as the city looks beautiful than ever and enjoys a great weather, too. The Chinese Mid-autumn Festival also falls around September which adds festive vibes in the city. To make the best of your trip, you should be packed smart and savvy and knowing what to wear in Beijing in September is the first step towards the same.
Weather of Beijing in September
As September leads the way to autumn, Beijing begins to let off heat and head to clear, brisk and cooler days. By September, the city starts to feel quite fall-like, the heat waves and summers have gone, though it can still be hot during afternoons, but mornings and evenings are much cooler in comparison. It is also significantly drier in September than other months. The average high temperatures during daytime are about 25 degrees Celsius while the nighttime lows are 13 degrees Celsius.
What to Wear and How to Pack for Beijing in September?
Fashionwise, the city dresses up rather casually but in a smart manner, and while taking weather into picture, you can do well with summer clothes with the addition of a few sweaters and cardigans. Here are some suggestions:
Women – You can go for knee-length capris or shorts with tank-top and loose cotton shirts. While mornings and evenings are particularly cooler, you will need warmer and full clothes for such times. A lightweight jacket or a cardigan might suffice. You can also go for tunics and warm leggings or slacks. Miniskirts can be worn with leggings in case it gets cooler. You can also go for t-shirts and jeans or full-sleeved shirts and blouses.
Men – For most part, you will just need your summer clothes like Bermuda shorts and capris with shirts, so pack the same or you can go for t-shirts and jeans, too. You can also layer vests with half or full-sleeved cotton shirts. You can also pack semi-formal trousers along with collared button-down shirts and a sports jacket or a blazer. As morning and evening time is cooler, you will need warmer clothes like a casual jacket or a sweater.
Kids – Jeans, capris, skirts can be paired with tank-tops, cotton shirts or t-shirts. Also pack a lightweight jacket or a sweater.
Footwear – Comfortable shoes will definitely be required as you will have to do a lot of walking. Open-toe shoes like sandals or flat ballets are best suited for September weather. However, you can also go for sneakers, loafers, or flip-flops.
Accessories – Carry a nice scarf that can work as an accessory as well as can be wrapped around your neck during mornings and evenings. Don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses.