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Shanghai Climate & Temperature

  • Shanghai, China is at 3113'N, 12127'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. (Kppen-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 average annual 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/m (27.25 Gallons/ft).
  • 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.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Shanghai you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Concordia, Argentina where you would find a Humid subtropical climate (Subtropical dry forest biome).

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 8 (46) 9 (47) 13 (55) 19 (65) 24 (74) 27 (81) 32 (89) 32 (89) 27 (81) 22 (72) 17 (62) 11 (51) 20 (68)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 4 (39) 5 (40) 9 (47) 14 (58) 19 (67) 23 (74) 28 (82) 28 (82) 24 (74) 18 (65) 12 (54) 6 (43) 16 (60)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (33) 2 (35) 5 (41) 11 (51) 16 (60) 20 (69) 25 (77) 25 (76) 21 (69) 15 (58) 9 (47) 2 (36) 12 (54)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 39 (2) 59 (2) 81 (3) 102 (4) 115 (5) 152 (6) 128 (5) 133 (5) 156 (6) 61 (2) 51 (2) 35 (1) 1111 (44)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 10 (32%) 10 (35%) 12 (39%) 13 (43%) 12 (39%) 14 (47%) 11 (35%) 11 (35%) 12 (40%) 9 (29%) 8 (27%) 8 (26%)   130 (36%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 03:58 03:43 04:23 04:46 05:27 04:44 06:52 07:29 05:16 05:36 04:42 04:27   05:07
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 10h 21' 11h 01' 11h 56' 12h 54' 13h 43' 14h 08' 13h 57' 13h 15' 12h 19' 11h 20' 10h 32' 10h 08'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 39 (61) 34 (66) 37 (63) 37 (63) 40 (60) 34 (66) 50 (50) 57 (43) 43 (57) 50 (50) 45 (55) 44 (56)   43 (57)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 38.8 48.1 58.9 70.6 78.9 82.2 79.2 70.9 59.5 48 38.8 35.4   59.1

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