Shanghai
8 to 31°C
temperature
2673 hours
sunshine per day
682 mm
rain
200 days
dry
161 days
rain
4 days
snow

Climate of Shanghai

Shanghai has a oceanic climate. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Shanghai is 39° degrees and there is about 269 inch 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 averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 8°C and 31°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 3°C and 25°C
  • Rain: it rains 161 days and there is a total of approximately 682 mm rainfall
  • Snow: it snows an average of 4 days per year
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 2673 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 8°C and 31°C
Warmest month: 31°C in July
Coldest month: 8°C in January
Night temperature: between 3°C and 25°C
Dry days: 200 days
Days with rain: 161 days
Days with snow: 4 days
Total rain sum: 682 mm
Hours of sunshine: 2673 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Shanghai.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Shanghai.

Climate table of Shanghai

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Shanghai. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Shanghai might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 47 50 57 66 76 80 88 88 81 73 63 51
Night temp. (°F) 38 39 44 52 62 70 77 78 71 63 54 42
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 11 19 18 11 16 45 44 33 25 14 17 16
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

Best time to visit Shanghai

The best time to visit Shanghai in China is from April and May and August through October. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. The highest average temperature in Shanghai is 88°F in July and the lowest is 47°F in January.

Climate of Shanghai by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Shanghai? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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