Climate of Shanghai, China Average Weather
- Shanghai, China is at 31°13'N, 121°27'E, 6 m (20 ft). See map.
- Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
- According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Shanghai is situated in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
- The mean temperature is 15.8 degrees Celsius (60.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
- Average monthly temperatures vary by 24.1 °C (43.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental.
- In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 9°C (48.1°F) on average falling to 1.5°C (34.6°F) overnight.
- In spring time temperatures climb reaching 18.3°C (64.9°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 10.5°C (50.8°F).
- During summer average high temperatures are 30.1°C (86.2°F) and average low temperatures are 23.3°C (73.9°F).
- Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 22.1°C (71.7°F) during the day and lows of 14.6°C (58.3°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
- Total annual Precipitation averages 1111 mm (43.7 inches) which is equivalent to 1111 Litres/m² (27.25 Gallons/ft²).
- On average there are 1874 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
- If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Shanghai you would come out nearest to the climate station at Concordia, Argentina where you would find a Humid subtropical climate (Subtropical dry forest biome).
The climate table uses colour to represent the data so you can get a good idea about the climate at a glance. The colour also helps when comparing two or more locations that you can switch between in separate tabs in your browser. There are links along the side and top to the various sections where we are adding additional details including in the new discussion section where you can read and add posts about the various aspects!
Climate of Shanghai, China Discussion
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