Shanghai Weather in January

What's the weather like in Shanghai, China in January 2018?

The climate in Shanghai during January can be summarized as cool and reasonably dry.

January is in the winter in Shanghai and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 7°C (45°F), whilst at night 0°C (32°F) is normal.

Shanghai weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 7.4°C 45.3°F
Nightly temperature 0.2°C 32.4°F
Average temperature 3.8°C 38.8°F
Daily sunshine 4.8 hrs
Avg rainfall 43 mm 1.7 ins
Rainy days 11 days
Sea temperature 8.6°C 47.5°F
Humidity 74%
Windspeed 10.8kph 7 mph

On average January is the 2nd driest month of the year in Shanghai with around 43mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.8 hours of sunshine per day.

January temperatures in Shanghai

January rainfall

January hourly sunshine

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in January 2018.

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Shanghai weather stats

Shanghai weather statistics
Hottest month: July 31.2°C 88.2°F
Driest month: December 37mm 1.5ins
Sunniest month: August 8.3hrs
Coldest month: January 7.2°C 45°F
Wettest month: June 159mm 6.3ins
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