Shanghai Weather in May
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Shanghai weather in May is warm, sometimes even hot.

Pleasant sunny days are the majority. The temperature difference is big during the day.

May Day Holiday (May 1 - 3) is the traditional tourist peak season, when tourist fares are higher than usual and the transportation becomes somewhat chaotic.

Data of Shanghai Weather in May
Average Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
Average High Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
Average Low Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
Average Humidity: 74%
Average Rainfall: 85 mm
Average Rainy Days: 10 days 
Time of Sunrise: 04:51 ~ 05:10
Time of Sunset: 18:33 ~ 18:53
Average AQI: 95


 Clothing Advice: Generally speaking, summer clothes can be taken out. Because of the temperature gap between day and night, attention should be paid to wearing comfortable clothes. Don't wear leather shoes, especially new shoes, which are not suitable for long walking. Loose and casual clothes and shoes are recommended for outings. Wear light-colored clothes, which absorb heat slower and dissipate heat faster than dark-colored ones.

Pleasant Spring Weather in Shanghai
Pleasant Spring Weather in Shanghai
 Travel Advice: To avoid the hustle and rush, attractions at a distance from the urban area are strongly recommended. You can watch all kinds of animals at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park. Dongping National Forest Park and Wetlands of Chongming Island are two great places to enjoy the natural beauty and get totally refreshed. You can go for a picnic or go camping there. In addition, you can choose a farmhouse to experience the folk life and taste delicious home-made food.

 Other Tips: Pay attention to water and food hygiene. When going on an outing, don't sit directly on cool and wet places. When you are going for a picnic, pay great attention to the wind direction. Put out the fire when you intend to leave for fear of causing a fire. If you have allergy history, try to avoid places with flowers or you need to take in Chlorpheniramine maleate. Prepare some other commonly used medicines.

When the sunlight is strong, do not forget to wear sun-blocking cream, sunglasses and hat. Always bring an umbrella to cope with unexpected rains.

Shanghai Weather in May Based on Historical Data
Date Average 
Temperature
High 
Temperature
Low 
Temperature
Humidity
(%)
Sunrise / Sunset
May 1 20.1°C / 68.2°F 26.6°C / 79.9°F 18.3°C / 64.9°F 48 05:10 / 18:33
May 2 17.5°C / 63.5°F 21.2°C / 70.2°F 15.4°C / 59.7°F 43 05:09 / 18:34
May 3 16.5°C / 61.7°F 20.2°C / 68.4°F 14.4°C / 57.9°F 62 05:08 / 18:35
May 4 16.8°C / 62.2°F 20.0°C / 68.0°F 12.4°C / 54.3°F 60 05:07 / 18:35
May 5 17.8°C / 64.0°F 22.6°C / 72.7°F 13.4°C / 56.1°F 61 05:06 / 18:36
May 6 21.9°C / 71.4°F 28.5°C / 83.3°F 16.5°C / 61.7°F 64 05:05 / 18:37
May 7 25.1°C / 77.2°F 31.6°C / 88.9°F 18.6°C / 65.5°F 68 05:04 / 18:37
May 8 25.3°C / 77.5°F 27.9°C / 82.2°F 20.6°C / 69.1°F 70 05:04 / 18:38
May 9 27.5°C / 81.5°F 32.0°C / 89.6°F 25.1°C / 77.2°F 66 05:03 / 18:39
May 10 29.6°C / 85.3°F 35.2°C / 95.4°F 25.1°C / 77.2°F 60 05:02 / 18:39
May 11 20.0°C / 68.0°F 29.6°C / 85.3°F 15.9°C / 60.6°F 84 05:01 / 18:40
May 12 20.2°C / 68.4°F 26.0°C / 78.8°F 16.0°C / 60.8°F 64 05:00 / 18:41
May 13 21.8°C / 71.2°F 26.9°C / 80.4°F 17.1°C / 62.8°F 33 05:00 / 18:41
May 14 22.7°C / 72.9°F 27.5°C / 81.5°F 19.1°C / 66.4°F 41 04:59 / 18:42
May 15 23.1°C / 73.6°F 27.9°C / 82.2°F 15.5°C / 59.9°F 44 04:58 / 18:43
May 16 23.7°C / 74.7°F 28.7°C / 83.7°F 17.9°C / 64.2°F 53 04:58 / 18:44
May 17 24.3°C / 75.7°F 30.1°C / 86.2°F 18.6°C / 65.5°F 58 04:57 / 18:44
May 18 24.7°C / 76.5°F 30.4°C / 86.7°F 20.3°C / 68.5°F 47 04:57 / 18:45
May 19 26.4°C / 79.5°F 33.0°C / 91.4°F 21.1°C / 70.0°F 57 04:56 / 18:46
May 20 27.8°C / 82.0°F 34.4°C / 93.9°F 22.1°C / 71.8°F 58 04:55 / 18:46
May 21 19.9°C / 67.8°F 28.2°C / 82.8°F 16.6°C / 61.9°F 89 04:55 / 18:47
May 22 16.3°C / 61.3°F 17.4°C / 63.3°F 15.4°C / 59.7°F 81 04:54 / 18:47
May 23 15.8°C / 60.4°F 16.7°C / 62.1°F 14.7°C / 58.5°F 88 04:54 / 18:48
May 24 19.1°C / 66.4°F 22.4°C / 72.3°F 15.6°C / 60.1°F 57 04:53 / 18:49
May 25 19.9°C / 67.8°F 24.2°C / 75.6°F 16.7°C / 62.1°F 67 04:53 / 18:49
May 26 19.6°C / 67.3°F 22.7°C / 72.9°F 18.2°C / 64.8°F 77 04:53 / 18:50
May 27 19.0°C / 66.2°F 21.7°C / 71.1°F 16.9°C / 62.4°F 75 04:52 / 18:51
May 28 18.1°C / 64.6°F 20.2°C / 68.4°F 17.2°C / 63.0°F 78 04:52 / 18:51
May 29 21.5°C / 70.7°F 27.1°C / 80.8°F 15.2°C / 59.4°F 58 04:51 / 18:52
May 30 23.7°C / 74.7°F 29.8°C / 85.6°F 17.1°C / 62.8°F 43 04:51 / 18:52
May 31 23.7°C / 74.7°F 27.4°C / 81.3°F 20.8°C / 69.4°F 60 04:51 / 18:53