Beijing Sees 14 Hours of Very Heavy Rain

By Alistair Baker-Brian, July 13, 2021

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From 6pm on Sunday, July 11 until 8am the following day, the Chinese capital was hit by a 14-hour period of heavy rainfall. Kindergarten, primary and middle school students were told to stay at home, as were many employees, including those at That's

Average rainfall across the entirety of the Beijing municipality was 58.7 millimeters. Meanwhile, for the central districts of the city, that number was 69.3 millimeters. 

To put that in perspective, average rainfall for the entire month of July in Beijing between 1985 and 2015 was 90.3 millimeters, according to

This was not unexpected. It was predicted back in early June that this year’s rainy season for Beijing would indeed be wetter. The season usually lasts from June until around mid-September, with July seeing heaviest rainfall. 

READ MORE: Beijing Rainy Season May Be More... Rainy

See some of snaps of the rain-ridden capital below:


Image via @布丁家的小黑/Weibo


Image via @北京房山/Weibo


Image via @平安北京海淀/Weibo


Image via @菲林公路/Weibo

In June, That’s advised Beijingers to consider investing in a new umbrella or raincoat. We stand by that advice. 

[Cover image via Unsplash]

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