Shanghai is a popular travel destination for visitors to sense the pulsating development of the country. In addition to its modernization, the city’s multicultural flair endows it with a unique glamour. Here, one finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional , and the western and the oriental. New skyscrapers and old Shikumen together draw the skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined and formed the city’s culture, making your stay memorable.
Shanghai Weather & Climate
With a pleasant northern subtropical maritime monsoon climate, Shanghai enjoys four distinct seasons, generous sunshine and abundant rainfall. Its spring and autumn are relatively short compared with summer and winter. The average annual temperature is 18 degrees Celsius. The city has a frost-free period lasting up to 230 days a year. The average annual rainfall is 1,200 millimetres (about 50 inches). However, nearly 60% of the precipitation comes during the May-September flood season, which is divided into three rainy periods, the Spring Rains, the Plum Rains and the Autumn Rains.
July is one of Shanghai’s two hottest months along with August, with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F). Early July is still within the Plum Rain Season, when showers alternate with sunshine and the weather is really hard to predict.
Summer clothes which are thin, air permeable, soft and light-colored, such as light-colored shorts, T-shirts, skirt, etc, are recommended to deal with the heat. Prepare some spare clothes for rainy days.