Climate in Shanghai (Shanghai Area), China

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

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

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

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Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly precipitation

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

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Monthly rainy days

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

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

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Average wind speed

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

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Weather Forecasts for Shanghai (Shanghai Area)

TUE   Oct 04
23°C | 19°C
E 30 kmph
0.4 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

WED   Oct 05
21°C | 18°C
NNE 21 kmph
THU   Oct 06
18°C | 16°C
ENE 18 kmph
3.8 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

The best time of year to visit Shanghai in China

Shanghai has a subtropical maritime monsoon climate. The city 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 spread out evenly throughout the year with most rain falling in summer (June-September).

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 26 degrees Celsius (79°F).

Other facts from our historical climate data:

  • When is summer in Shanghai?
    The hottest season / summer takes place in June, July, August and September.
  • Which months have the greatest rainfall in Shanghai?
    Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in June and August.
  • Which is the warmest month in Shanghai?
    July has an average maximum temperature of 32°C (90°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Shanghai?
    The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 8°C (46°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in Shanghai?
    August tops the wettest month list with 215mm (8.5in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Shanghai?
    December is the driest month with 44mm (1.7in) of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Shanghai?
    July is the sunniest month with an average of 191 hours of sunshine.

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