Shanghai Weather in April

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During April in Shanghai, sunny spring days are common. The day-time weather is very warm, but the temperature range in a day is large - it is much cooler in the morning and night. Light rain occurs from time to time. The color of spring has splashed every inch of the land and all things are reinvigorated.

The Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day) falls on April 4 or 5. It is a time for worshipping ancestors and a great holiday with pleasant climate for people to enjoy outdoor activities.

Averages for Shanghai Weather in April

Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
High Temperature: 19°C / 66°F
Low Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
Humidity: 75%
Rainfall: 63 mm
Rainy Days:12 days
Sunrise: 05:11 ~ 05:43
Sunset: 18:13 ~ 18:33
Air Quality in April
Average AQI:54
Shanghai Air Quality in April

What to Wear in Shanghai in April

Long-sleeved shirts are advisable for early April. The temperature is cooler in the morning and night, so you may need thin sweaters or coats. Summer clothes are sufficient in the middle of a sunny day in late April. 

Shanghai Clothes in April April Wear in Shanghai

Where to Go in Shanghai in April

April is a perfect time for spring outings. Nearby parks are good tourist destinations. At Century Park you can rent a bicycle, enjoy the cherry blossoms, chat on the lawn, or boat on the river. The Guyi Garden in Nanxiang has various kinds of flowers, such as cherry blossoms, peach blossoms, and peonies. Nanxiang soup dumplings enjoy a great reputation, so you could try them while being there. Shanghai Botanical Garden really deserves a careful visit in April. It is the biggest municipal botanical garden in China with a large collection of thousands of plants, including some rare species. If you have enough time, it is also worth visiting attractions far from the downtown area like Dongping National Forest Park.
 
​See also:
 Shanghai Spring – Weather, Clothing & Tour Tips
 Shanghai Tourist Information for April - 7 Things to Do
 15 Most Beautiful Places in Shanghai in Spring

Other Tips

Check the weather forecast in advance. Always take an umbrella with you for rain can be unpredictable. This month is the pollen season. Prepare anti-allergy medicine to take with you. Prepare other regularly used medicines, such as cold medicine, medicine for diarrhea, etc. Take some food and drink with you if your visit is lengthy.

What is the temperature in Shanghai in April?

High/Low Temperatures of Shanghai in April
Temperatures Graph of Shanghai in April
Air Quality of Shanghai in April
Shanghai AQI Graph in April

Historical Shanghai Weather in April

 
Apr Temperature  Sunrise / Sunset Humi-
dity
(%)
High  Low
1 22.9°C / 73.2°F 11.0°C / 51.8°F 05:43 / 18:13 62
2 16.9°C / 62.4°F 8.7°C / 47.7°F 05:42 / 18:14 84
3 11.0°C / 51.8°F 6.2°C / 43.2°F 05:41 / 18:15 68
4 13.6°C / 56.5°F 6.9°C / 44.4°F 05:40 / 18:15 62
5 14.6°C / 58.3°F 7.7°C / 45.9°F 05:38 / 18:16 69
6 17.7°C / 63.9°F 9.3°C / 48.7°F 05:37 / 18:17 74
7 14.5°C / 58.1°F 11.9°C / 53.4°F 05:36 / 18:17 89
8 19.7°C / 67.5°F 10.9°C / 51.6°F 05:35 / 18:18 68
9 21.5°C / 70.7°F 9.0°C / 48.2°F 05:34 / 18:18 41
10 24.5°C / 76.1°F 12.9°C / 55.2°F 05:32 / 18:19 51
11 18.6°C / 65.5°F 10.1°C / 50.2°F 05:31 / 18:20 53
12 20.4°C / 68.7°F 5.9°C / 42.6°F 05:30 / 18:20 34
13 23.2°C / 73.8°F 12.0°C / 53.6°F 05:29 / 18:21 54
14 27.7°C / 81.9°F 13.6°C / 56.5°F 05:28 / 18:22 61
15 27.1°C / 80.8°F 19.5°C / 67.1°F 05:26 / 18:22 66
16 23.6°C / 74.5°F 10.6°C / 51.1°F 05:25 / 18:23 57
17 19.9°C / 67.8°F 8.7°C / 47.7°F 05:24 / 18:24 53
18 18.7°C / 65.7°F 12.5°C / 54.5°F 05:23 / 18:23 48
19 17.0°C / 62.6°F 9.9°C / 49.8°F 05:22 / 18:25 56
20 22.1°C / 71.8°F 9.1°C / 48.4°F 05:21 / 18:26 52
21 20.0°C / 68.0°F 14.3°C / 57.7°F 05:20 / 18:26 62
22 19.4°C / 66.9°F 11.9°C / 53.4°F 05:19 / 18:27 81
23 22.6°C / 72.7°F 7.3°C / 45.1°F 05:18 / 18:28 63
24 19.9°C / 67.8°F 12.5°C / 54.5°F 05:17 / 18:28 76
25 25.7°C / 78.3°F 12.2°C / 54.0°F 05:16 / 18:29 54
26 32.4°C / 90.3°F 20.9°C / 69.6°F 05:15 / 18:30 38
27 26.3°C / 79.3°F 14.3°C / 57.7°F 05:13 / 18:30 62
28 20.7°C / 69.3°F 9.6°C / 49.3°F 05:13 / 18:31 65
29 29.1°C / 84.4°F 15.2°C / 59.4°F 05:12 / 18:32 62
30 30.2°C / 86.4°F 23.1°C / 73.6°F 05:11 / 18:33 60
- Last modified on Nov. 25, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Weather in April
Asked by Paulo from PORTUGAL | Sep. 11, 2019 23:20Reply
Hi. April it's a month of storms? The city Shanghai is safe? Thanks!
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Answered by Drake from USA | Sep. 15, 2019 19:26
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According to the previous weather statistics, it would be safe in April generally speaking. There are some short showers and rainy days in this month. It won't influence the sightseeing a lot. Don't worry.
Asked by Myra Leslie from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 09, 2019 22:52Reply
I am travelling on Shanghai April 2.
any recommended 3 stars hotel accessible in all tourist destination?
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Answered by Liliana from DENMARK | Sep. 10, 2019 02:44
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You are suggested to find a hotel nearby East Nanjing Road Commercial Area. Pujue Hotel is recommended, which is located at No.118, Tianjin Road, Huangpu District. As I know, it provides warm service and clean environment. Hope helpful!
Answered by MYRA LESLIE from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 10, 2019 03:13
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Thank so much
Asked by Sim from SINGAPORE | Mar. 17, 2019 20:54Reply
my 1st time going to Shanghai. I will be going on 3 April to 7 April, where should i go?
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Answered by Ellison from SINGAPORE | Mar. 21, 2019 01:45
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Oh, 4 days are enough for you to tour around the city. You can arrange the tour in the following way:
Day 1: Huangpu River Cruise, East Nanjing Road, the Bund
Day 2: City Museum, Yu Garden, World Financial Center, Tianzifang Art Street
Day 3: Tongli Water Town
Day 4: Jade Buddha Temple, City God Temple
Hope helpful!
Asked by Anonymous from MSIA | Nov. 04, 2018 22:27Reply
I will be travelling to Shanghai on April 2019. Do we need to bring thick coats and boots?
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Answered by Hailey from USA | Nov. 06, 2018 18:59
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You don't need to take the boots. It is warm at daytime, and you can wear a T-shirt and a thin coat; but at night, it may be a little cold and you need to take a thick coat like a tick jacket with you.
Asked by Rosalba Nunez Burgos from UNITED STATES | Apr. 13, 2018 22:57Reply
Hi. Will be traveling to Shanghai at the end of April, is there a "dress code " for women tourists?
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Answered by Phebe from USA | Apr. 16, 2018 01:08
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No. I think it’s a little cold to wear dress in April. You are suggested to take shirts, jeans and thin coat.
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