Shanghai weather in October (Shanghai Area, China)

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in October. The average maximum daytime temperature in Shanghai in October lies at 21.9°C (71.42°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 17.6°C (63.68°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during October is moderate with an average of 59mm (2.3 inches). There are generally around 11 rainy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 160 hours of sunshine during the entire month. October is known as one of the best months to visit Shanghai.


Shanghai, monthly averages in October

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Min Temperature 17 °C  
Max Temperature 21 °C  
Water Temperature 21 °C *  
Chance of Rain 39%  
Precipitation 58mm  
Rainy days 12 days  
Humidity 72% *  
Sunshine 160 hrs *  

Where to stay in Shanghai

Where to go in China in October

Find out more about the weather in China in October 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 to wear in October? Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very warm or even hot. With a water temperature of around 21.0°C (69.8°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 October.

Outdoor sports

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