Shanghai weather in October (Shanghai Area, China)

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

In Shanghai, October is characterized by high temperatures and moderate rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 74°F (show in °C), while night temperatures can drop to 63°F.

Shanghai in October usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 2.4 inches (show in mm) for the month. Typically around 12 days of rainfall is expected.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 160 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. October typically offers the most optimal weather. In contrast, January and June tend to have less optimal conditions.

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


Shanghai, monthly averages in October

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 62.8°F  
Max Temperature 74.3°F  
Water Temperature 70°F  
Chance of Rain 39%  
Precipitation 2.4 inches  
Rainy days 12 days  
Humidity 72%  
Windspeed 4 mph  
Sunshine 160 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

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 should you wear in Shanghai in October?

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 70°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

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.