Thanks for the forecast. The flight back from Beijing was not as turbulence-free as the flight over (in which the fasten-seatbelt light came on only once in the 12+ hour flight) - on the way back, it came on several times, but only for light bumps and only for 5-10 minutes at a time. (The annoying thing was that the flight attendants had to interrupt my movie viewing with the fasten-seatbelt announcements in English, French [this was Air Canada, remember], and Mandarin, so every announcement took several minutes.)
The Toronto-Halifax flight seemed a bit bumpier than usual, probably because it was a little Embraer (two seats each side of the aisle) rather than the Airbus (three seats each side of the aisle) that I usually get on that leg.
I flew Shandong Airlines from Beijing to Jinan while I was in China, and the outbound leg was on the first flight after hours of delays due to severe thunderstorms. That wasn't fun.