Best time to visit, weather and climate Shanghai

Best time to visit Shanghai, China

The best time to visit Shanghai in China is from may until october, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Shanghai is 31°C in july and the lowest is 8°C in january.

The average climate figure for Shanghai is an 8,2. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.


Shanghai has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Shanghai or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Shanghai per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
8°C 10°C 14°C 19°C 24°C 27°C 31°C 31°C 27°C 23°C 17°C 11°C
29
mm
47
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46
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29
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40
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114
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111
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85
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63
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35
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42
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41
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Climate Shanghai

Shanghai has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Shanghai is 18° degrees and there is about 192 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 279 days a year with an average humidity of 46% and an UV-index of 4.


Climate Shanghai

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 8°C 10°C 14°C 19°C 24°C 27°C 31°C 31°C 27°C 23°C 17°C 11°C
Night 3°C 4°C 7°C 11°C 17°C 21°C 25°C 25°C 22°C 17°C 12°C 5°C
Precip 29
mm
47
mm
46
mm
29
mm
40
mm
114
mm
111
mm
85
mm
63
mm
35
mm
42
mm
41
mm
Rain
days
10 12 14 11 12 17 19 19 17 9 12 9
Snow
days
2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dry
days
19 14 17 19 19 13 12 12 13 22 18 22
Sun hours
per day
5 5 7 9 9 8 10 10 8 7 5 5
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 7 5 5 3 3
 

Weather Shanghai january

On average, it is maximum 8° in january in Shanghai and at least around 3° degrees. In january there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm. The it will be dry 19 days this month in Shanghai and on average, it snows 2 days in january.

Weather Shanghai february

On average, it is maximum 10° in february in Shanghai and at least around 4° degrees. In february there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 47 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Shanghai and on average, it snows 2 days in february.

Weather Shanghai march

On average, it is maximum 14° in march in Shanghai and at least around 7° degrees. In march there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 46 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Shanghai.

Weather Shanghai april

On average, it is maximum 19° in april in Shanghai and at least around 11° degrees. In april there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Shanghai.

Weather Shanghai may

On average, it is maximum 24° in may in Shanghai and at least around 17° degrees. In may there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 40 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Shanghai.

Weather Shanghai june

On average, it is maximum 27° in june in Shanghai and at least around 21° degrees. In june there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 114 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Shanghai.

Weather Shanghai july

On average, it is maximum 31° in july in Shanghai and at least around 25° degrees. In july there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 111 mm and the it will be dry 12 days this month in Shanghai.

Weather Shanghai august

On average, it is maximum 31° in august in Shanghai and at least around 25° degrees. In august there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 85 mm and the it will be dry 12 days this month in Shanghai.

Weather Shanghai september

On average, it is maximum 27° in september in Shanghai and at least around 22° degrees. In september there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 63 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Shanghai.

Weather Shanghai october

On average, it is maximum 23° in october in Shanghai and at least around 17° degrees. In october there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 35 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Shanghai.

Weather Shanghai november

On average, it is maximum 17° in november in Shanghai and at least around 12° degrees. In november there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 42 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Shanghai.

Weather Shanghai december

On average, it is maximum 11° in december in Shanghai and at least around 5° degrees. In december there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 41 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Shanghai.

14 day weather forecast Shanghai

The weather for Shanghai in China will be around 19° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Mo
8 Mar
Overwegend bewolkt 14°C 8°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 6
Tu
9 Mar
Bewolkt 14°C 9°C 0.4 mm 25% 2m/s 3
We
10 Mar
Wisselend bewolkt 15°C 8°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 8
Th
11 Mar
Bewolkt 13°C 10°C 2.2 mm 70% 2m/s 2
Fr
12 Mar
Bewolkt 17°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 5
Sa
13 Mar
Bewolkt 17°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 2
Su
14 Mar
Wisselend bewolkt 19°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 7

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Mo
15 Mar
Bewolkt 23°C 13°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 2
Tu
16 Mar
Lichte regen 18°C 16°C 8.8 mm 90% 4m/s 2
We
17 Mar
Overwegend bewolkt 25°C 16°C 2.8 mm 50% 5m/s 6
Th
18 Mar
Bewolkt 22°C 13°C 1.6 mm 35% 6m/s 2
Fr
19 Mar
Bewolkt 19°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 3
Sa
20 Mar
Helder 14°C 6°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 6
Su
21 Mar
Overwegend bewolkt 13°C 6°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 4

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Flight tickets to Shanghai

The 3 nearest airports to Shanghai you can fly to are:

  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (12 km)
    Shanghai
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport (34 km)
    Shanghai
  • Sunan Shuofang International Airport (102 km)
    Wuxi

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About Shanghai

Shanghai lies in China in the province Shanghai and the population consists of 14.987.000 inhabitants. If you want to call Shanghai you have to use +86 or 0086 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +865012457809 or 00865012457809.

Shanghai is in a straight line at 9.196 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 12 hours45.

The coordinates of Shanghai, China are latitude: 31.222222 en longitude: 121.458056

The GPS coordinates are N 31° 13' 19.9200" en E 121° 27' 29.1600"

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Currency Shanghai

In Shanghai the Chinese yuan renminbi is used to pay.

Exchange rate Chinese yuan renminbi (CNY) 8 march 2021

1 Chinese yuan renminbi = 0,15 United States dollar
100 Chinese yuan renminbi = 15,20 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 6,58 Chinese yuan renminbi
100 United States dollar = 657,85 Chinese yuan renminbi

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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Time difference Shanghai

In Shanghai it is now 19:28 o’clock in the evening on monday 8 march 2021. That is 13 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Shanghai is Asia/Shanghai and the Greenwich time is UTC+08.

Vaccinations Shanghai

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Shanghai.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Buiktyfus
  • Dengue (knokkelkoorts)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanse encefalitis
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tekenencefalitis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)