Shanghai weather in March (Shanghai Area, China)

Looking to travel to Shanghai in March? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In March, Shanghai generally has moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 59°F (show in °C), while nights can cool down to about 46°F.

Shanghai in March usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 3.8 inches (show in mm) for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 13 days.

The city usually sees around 128 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

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 March

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 45.5°F  
Max Temperature 58.6°F  
Water Temperature 50°F  
Chance of Rain 44%  
Precipitation 3.8 inches  
Rainy days 13 days  
Humidity 73%  
Windspeed 7 mph  
Sunshine 128 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in China in March

Find out more about the weather in China in March 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 March?

Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. With a water temperature of around 50°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 March.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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