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.
|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|
|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.
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 2019.
|Hottest month:||July||31.2°C 88.2°F|
|Driest month:||December||37mm 1.5ins|
|Coldest month:||January||7.2°C 45°F|
|Wettest month:||June||159mm 6.3ins|