Shanghai weather in August (Shanghai Area, China)
How is the weather in Shanghai in August? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.
In August, Shanghai generally has
very high temperatures
and heavy rainfall.
August is a summer month.
Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 90°F (show in °C).
But by evening, they drop to around 79°F.
Keep in mind that while these are the average temperatures, there can be days that are even hotter. It's essential to be prepared for such heat. Wearing light, breathable fabrics and protecting yourself from the sun's intensity with hats or shades can make a difference. Hydration is key, so remember to drink plenty of water, especially if you find yourself outdoors for extended periods.
Shanghai in August usually receives heavy rainfall, averaging around 6.4 inches (show in mm) for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 11 days of rain are anticipated.
The city usually sees around 185 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.
Should you favor a climate that's both dry and comfortably warm October typically offers the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, January and June tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.
For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Shanghai climate page with graphs.
Shanghai, monthly averages in August
Where to go in China in AugustFind out more about the weather in China in August and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.
So, what should you wear in Shanghai in August?It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case. With a water temperature of around 81°F this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.
What To Do
We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.
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