Best Time to Visit Shanghai

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Shanghai. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Shanghai. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Shanghai for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 1 °C to 32 °C
Waves Symbol 6 °C to 27 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.386.14 in (7 – 14 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit Shanghai: Overview

JanuaryJan
Winter
max 8 °C in
Shanghai
FebruaryFeb
Winter
max 9 °C in
Shanghai
MarchMar
Winter
max 13 °C in
Shanghai
AprilApr
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up to 19 °C in
Shanghai
MayMay
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PerfectPerf. climate in
Shanghai
JuneJun
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PerfectPerf. climate in
Shanghai
JulyJul
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PerfectPerf. climate in
Shanghai
AugustAug
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PerfectPerf. climate in
Shanghai
SeptemberSep
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PerfectPerf. climate in
Shanghai
OctoberOct
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up to 22 °C in
Shanghai
NovemberNov
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up to 17 °C in
Shanghai
DecemberDec
Winter
max 11 °C in
Shanghai

Climate Chart Shanghai

Climate Chart Shanghai
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Shanghai

In the following, you will find the climate table for Shanghai, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Water Temperatures.

Temperatures, Precipitation

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature13°19°24°27°32°32°27°22°17°11°
Night Temperature11°16°20°25°25°21°15°
Water Temperature13°18°23°26°27°25°21°16°10°
Precipitation (inch)1.542.323.194.024.535.985.045.246.142.42.011.38
Rainy days91013131314121012987
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 16.2 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (28.2 °C)
Coldest month: January (4.1 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 27 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
May, June, July, August, September, and October

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 43.78 inch on 130 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, and December

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Shanghai (Station Luwan)
light rain     light rain, 20.5 °C
Clouds: 90 %       Wind: 0 mph OSO
Air Pressure: 998 hPa       Humidity: 92 %
Last updated: 18th Jun 2021, 09:30 pm
The next days …
19th Jun 202120th Jun 202121st Jun 202122nd Jun 202123rd Jun 202124th Jun 2021
moderate rain20 °C to 23 °Covercast clouds20 °C to 24 °Covercast clouds22 °C to 28 °Csky is clear21 °C to 32 °Csky is clear22 °C to 30 °Cscattered clouds21 °C to 28 °C
20 °C to 23 °C20 °C to 24 °C22 °C to 28 °C21 °C to 32 °C22 °C to 30 °C21 °C to 28 °C
Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 91 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 36 %
0.29 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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China: Regions

Shanghai is part of the holiday destination China. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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