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Weather in Shanghai

Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate influenced by the Asiatic monsoon winds. The city has four distinct seasons and experiences climatic extremes - bitter winters and hot and humid summers. Take an umbrella and waterproofs whenever you go - thanks to the region's location near the Yangtze River estuary, it rains for about one third of the year and has almost twice as much precipitation than London on the average.

Spring (March to May) sees temperatures climb from 15°C (59°F) to 24°C (75°F). This is the best time to visit the 16th-century Yu Yuan when the garden is dotted with blossoming flowers.

Summer (June to September) is long, hot and wet. In July and August, temperatures can rise up to 35°C (95°F). This a good time to hide inside the air-conditioned malls and shop till you drop.

Autumn (October to November) is often regarded as the best time to visit Shanghai. The weather is cool (14°C/57°F to 20°C/68°F) but dry. The city celebrates the National Day on October 1 and mid-Autumn Festival on the 15th day of the eight lunar month (in September or October).

Winter (December-February) is cold and damp, with biting winds from Siberia sending temperatures below freezing. But the city turns festive during Chinese New Year (in January or February).

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
21
°C
0
14
ne
60-80%
1019 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
21
°C
0
11
ene
0-20%
1020 mb
good
Wednesday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
21
°C
0.2
8
se
40-60%
1014 mb
good
Thursday
Overcast
Overcast skies
23
°C
0
9
ese
80-100%
1013 mb
good
Friday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
28
°C
0.1
9
sse
40-60%
1011 mb
good
Saturday
Sunny
Sunny skies
31
°C
0
8
se
0-20%
1011 mb
good
Sunday
Overcast
Overcast skies
25
°C
0.9
10
e
80-100%
1009 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-05-06 21:17:07
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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