Climate in Shanghai (Shanghai Area), China

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Shanghai, China.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

Weather Forecasts for Shanghai (Shanghai Area)

FRI Jun 18
28°C | 21°C

Moderate rain

SAT Jun 19
23°C | 20°C

Patchy rain possible

SUN Jun 20
22°C | 11°C

Patchy rain possible

The best time of year to visit Shanghai in China

The climate of Shanghai is a subtropical maritime monsoon climate. Shanghai sees a lot of rain and has a characteristically hot and wet summer. Winter can be fairly cold with frequent frosts during the night. March until May are definitely the best months to visit. Rain is spreadout evenly throughout the year with most rain falling in summer (June-September).

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of May and October you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • On average, the warmest month(s) are July and August.
  • The months of March, April, May, June, July, August and September have a high chance of precipitation.
  • The warmest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 31°C (87°F).
  • The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 7°C (44°F).
  • September is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • December is the driest month.
  • August is the most sunny month.
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