Best time to visit Shanghai

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When is the best time to visit Shanghai?

The best time to visit Shanghai is May, June and September based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 7°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Shanghai7
  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Shanghai8
  • 12°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Shanghai12
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Shanghai18
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Shanghai23
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Shanghai27
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Shanghai31
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Shanghai31
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Shanghai27
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Shanghai22
  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Shanghai17
  • 10°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Shanghai10

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The weather guide for China (Shanghai) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in Shanghai?

The hottest time of year in Shanghai is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Shanghai?

In terms of rainfall, June is usually the wettest month in Shanghai with 159mm on average. There are normally 15 days in June with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Shanghai?

The sunniest time of year in Shanghai is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 58% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Shanghai?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Shanghai in August when the water temperature reaches 28°C.

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