Shanghai weather in May (Shanghai Area, China)
Looking to travel to Shanghai in May? This guide provides all the details you need.
Shanghai in May usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 5 inches (show in mm) for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 15 days.
The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 168 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.
For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Shanghai climate page with graphs.
Shanghai, monthly averages in May
Where to go in China in MayFind out more about the weather in China in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.
So, what should you wear in Shanghai in May?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 63°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 May.
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