Tianjin is on the east shore of the European–Asian continent, which is affected by monsoons. Located near Beijing, Tianjin's weather is similarly characterized by four distinct seasons – dry and windy springs, hot and rainy summers, cool and pleasant autumns, dry and cold winters. The annual rainfall in Tianjin is 600 mm, and the annually average temperature is 12 °C. Like most cities in northern China, July tends to be the hottest month, during which the average temperature can reach 26 °C or even higher, while January is the coldest with an average temperature of -4 °C.
The best time to travel in Tianjin is in spring and autumn, especially the late March to May, and September to mid-October, when the climate is at its most settled and agreeable.
Spring in Tianjin is always short. It starts in March and lasting only 50 to 60 days. When we prepare to enjoy a beautiful and comfortable spring after enduring the long winter of Tianjin, we always come to realize that spring is almost gone and summer is coming. It is also windy during this time in Tianjin, with an average temperature of around 15 °C. We suggest that you bring a wind coat, long-sleeve shirt, and jeans.
Autumn is only 60 days in Tianjin, and goes from mid-August to mid-October. The weather is cool and comfortable during this time, and rain is rare. The average temperature is around 16 °C. Long-sleeve shirts are suitable in the autumn.
Summer in Tianjin starts in June, it is quite comfortable in June because even with a high temperature, the humidity is low. However, July and August are not as comfortable because of the high humidity. The average temperature during these months is 27 °C. Summer is also a rainy season, so visitors should not forget umbrellas, light raincoats and rubber/plastic shoes.
Winter can be incredibly cold especially in the north. January is the coldest month in Tianjin. The highest temperature is 2 °C and the lowest temperature is – 8 °C. Heating is supplied in houses, and a thin sweater is enough if you are indoors. Outdoors is freezing and windy, so you need warm clothing, such as thick sweaters, a down-filled coat, gloves, and a hat to stay warm. Since it snows and rains a little this month, it is very dry. Be sure to have soothing moisturizer on hand. However, off season visit can also offer its rewards. For example, the Harbin Winter Ice Lantern Festival is quite charming.