Shanghai weather in April (Shanghai Area, China)

Planning a trip to Shanghai in April? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In April, Shanghai typically experiences pleasant temperatures and high rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 68°F (show in °C), while nights can cool down to about 54°F.

Shanghai in April usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 4.2 inches (show in mm) for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 14 days of rain.

The area enjoys a balanced 151 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, October typically offers the best circumstances. While January and June tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Shanghai climate page with graphs.


Shanghai, monthly averages in April

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 54°F  
Max Temperature 68.2°F  
Water Temperature 55°F  
Chance of Rain 48%  
Precipitation 4.2 inches  
Rainy days 14 days  
Humidity 72%  
Windspeed 7 mph  
Sunshine 151 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in China in April

Find out more about the weather in China in April and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Shanghai in April?

For visitors traveling to Shanghai, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. With a water temperature of around 55°F there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in April.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Shanghai.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to China? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in China. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.