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Winter in Beijing, which lasts from November to February, can get quite cold due to the Siberian high-pressure systems that bring with them cold north-westerly winds. Temperatures sometimes drop to Minus 15 degrees Celsius. In January, the monthly average temperature is below -4C in Beijing's plains. It seldom rains in the winter but there is plenty of sunshine. There are plenty of activities you can enjoy in Beijing. In 2022 the Winter Olympics will take place in Beijing towns in the neighbouring Hebei province, China from 4 to 20 February 2022.