Shanghai
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Shanghai

The best time to visit in 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 in Shanghai is 31°C in July and the lowest is 8°C in January.

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

Average weather Shanghai by month

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



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14 day weather forecast Shanghai

The weather for Shanghai will be 7° till 9° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Wednesday
26 january
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7°C
6°C
8.5 mm
80%
3 Bft
ONO
1
Thursday
27 january
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7°C
4°C
11.4 mm
85%
4 Bft
NO
1
Friday
28 january
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7°C
4°C
0.6 mm
25%
4 Bft
NO
1
Saturday
29 january
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6°C
4°C
1.8 mm
50%
3 Bft
O
1
Sunday
30 january
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8°C
3°C
0.2 mm
10%
3 Bft
W
1
Monday
31 january
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9°C
4°C
0 mm
0%
1 Bft
O
1
Tuesday
1 february
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7°C
5°C
0 mm
0%
4 Bft
O
1
Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Wednesday
2 february
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7°C
4°C
0.1 mm
20%
4 Bft
NNO
1
Thursday
3 february
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8°C
4°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
NO
1
Friday
4 february
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9°C
4°C
0.1 mm
20%
3 Bft
NNO
1
Saturday
5 february
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10°C
4°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
NNW
2
Sunday
6 february
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10°C
5°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
Z
1
Monday
7 february
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6°C
4°C
9.4 mm
80%
4 Bft
OZO
1
Tuesday
8 february
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9°C
6°C
15.3 mm
90%
5 Bft
NO
1

Climate Shanghai

Shanghai has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Shanghai is 20° degrees and there is about 683 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 174 days a year with an average humidity of 74% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Shanghai

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 8 10 14 19 24 27 31 31 27 23 17 11
Night temp. (°C) 3 4 7 11 17 21 25 25 22 17 12 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 29 47 46 29 40 114 111 85 63 35 42 41
Days with rain 10 12 14 11 12 17 19 19 17 9 12 9
Days with snow 2 2 - - - - - - - - - -
Dry days 19 14 17 19 19 13 12 12 13 22 18 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 5 7 9 9 8 10 10 8 7 5 5
Wind force (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

Shanghai weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Shanghai? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Shanghai?

Shanghai is located in China. It lies in a straight line at 11,859 km from New York.

The coordinates of Shanghai are:

  • Latitude: 31.222222
  • Longitude: 121.458056

The GPS coordinates are 31° 13' N, 121° 27' E

How long is the flight to Shanghai?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Shanghai is approximately 13 h. 10 min.

What are the nearest airports to Shanghai?

These are the airports closests to Shanghai:

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

How many inhabitants are there in Shanghai?

Shanghai has approximately 14,987,000 inhabitants.

How big is Shanghai?

The area of Shanghai is around 14,682 km².

What is the currency of Shanghai?

In Shanghai the Chinese yuan renminbi (CNY) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 25 January 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 6.58 Chinese yuan renminbi
  • 1 Chinese yuan renminbi = 0.15 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 657.85 Chinese yuan renminbi
  • 100 Chinese yuan renminbi = 15.20 US dollar

What is the area code of Shanghai?

The area code to call Shanghai is +86.