Shanghai weather in May 2021

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  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Shanghai23
    23°C max day temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day
  • 15 days with some rainfall in May in Shanghai15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 16°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Shanghai16
    16°C min night temperature
  • 14 hours of daylight per day in May in Shanghai14
    14 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in May in Shanghai0
    No heat & humidity
  • 115 mm monthly rainfall in May in Shanghai115
    115 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in May in Shanghai10
    10 (Very High) UV index
  • 18°C sea temperature in May in Shanghai18
    18°C sea temperature
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The May weather guide for Shanghai, China shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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How hot is it in Shanghai in May?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 23°C in Shanghai in May, falling to 16°C at night.

How sunny is it in Shanghai in May?

There are normally 6 hours of bright sunshine each day in Shanghai in May - that's 41% of daylight hours.

How warm is the sea around Shanghai in May?

The average sea temperature around Shanghai in May is 18°C.

Does it rain in Shanghai in May?

There are usually 15 days with some rain in Shanghai in May and the average monthly rainfall is 115mm.

Shanghai sunrise & sunset times for May 2021

Browse the sunrise & sunset times for Shanghai in May 2021. Select a month to view Shanghai sunrise & sunset times for the next twelve months.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Saturday, 1st May 2021 05:10 18:33
Sunday, 16th May 2021 04:58 18:44
Monday, 31st May 2021 04:51 18:53
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