The climate in Shanghai during May can be summarized as warm and damp.
May is in the spring in Shanghai and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 23°C (74°F), whilst at night 16°C (60°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||23.3°C 73.9°F|
|Nightly temperature||15.5°C 59.9°F|
|Average temperature||19.4°C 66.9°F|
|Daily sunshine||6.1 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||115 mm 4.5 ins|
|Rainy days||15 days|
|Sea temperature||16.9°C 62.4°F|
|Windspeed||10.8kph 7 mph|
On average May is the 5th wettest month of the year in Shanghai with around 115mm 4.5 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.1 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 May 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|