Shanghai Weather in May

What's the weather like in Shanghai, China in May 2019?

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.

Shanghai weather averages (imperial / metric)
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
Humidity 78%
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.

May temperatures in Shanghai

May rainfall

May 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 May 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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