The city of Shanghai enjoys humid subtropical climate. Know more about the weather conditions of Shanghai here.

Shanghai Weather

Shanghai like most of the cities across the globe, experiences typical four distinct seasons. The international centre of finance and commerce enjoys humid subtropical climate. With the Beijing Olympics fast approaching, it would be advantageous to know about the weather conditions the city will be enjoying while co-hosting the Games in August this year. Shanghai is located on the Yangtze River delta on China's east coast and is approximately equidistant between Beijing and Hong Kong. Being a coastal city, the weather of the region is immensely affected by the Yangtze River Delta.

Shanghai experiences extreme climatic conditions. On one hand it will have extremely hot and humid summers and on the other hand freezing winters, with temperatures dropping to 0oC. The city enjoys abundant sunshine and at the same time abundant rain fall too. Compared to summers and winters, spring and autumn are shorter in duration. The summer months as mentioned are hot and humid, with temperatures rising to 33oC. The summer season lasts from May to September, with July and August being the hottest and most humid months of the year. The high humidity levels make one's stay outside a little uncomfortable. Light cotton clothes with hats and umbrellas to prevent direct scorching sun are the best bet in the summer months.

Winters in Shanghai are extremely chilly and cold. Winters sets in October and lasts till mid March. December, January and February happen to be the coldest months of the year with temperatures going down to 0oC and sometimes even below it. The city does not receive much snowfall but owing to cold northerly winds from Siberia, Shanghai can receive one or two days of snowfall per year. The best seasons to visit Shanghai are the spring and autumn seasons. The spring months last from April to mid-May and the autumn season extends from September to mid-November. The weather in these two seasons is relatively pleasant with humidity levels being not very high.