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Shanghai Weather in December

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Rainy, windy, and cloudy days are the major weather of December in Shanghai. It seldom snows and is not as cold as some cities in northern China, but because of the strong wind and dampness, it is really freezing, especially at night. The awful weather diminishes the number of people traveling to Shanghai. Many attractions, hotels, restaurants and shops offer big discounts, making Shanghai a great Christmas destination. The locals especially young people hold rich activities to celebrate Christmas.

Data of Shanghai Weather in December

Average Temperature: 8°C / 46°F
Average High Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
Average Low Temperature: 2°C / 36°F
Average Humidity: 73%
Average Rainfall: 34 mm
Average Rainy Days: 7 days 
Time of Sunrise: 06:35 ~ 06:53
Time of Sunset: 16:51 ~ 17:02
 
Air Quality in December
Average AQI:81
Shanghai Air Quality in December


 Clothing Advice: Thin sweater, thick coat, and warm trousers are appropriate for December. Sometimes when a cold snap hits Shanghai, down jacket needs to be put on. Do not wear too much in a house equipped with air conditioner, because you be less adaptable to obvious temperature variation outside.
 

 
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 Travel Advice: Shanghai seldom snows, and it is not cold enough in winter to have outdoor ski resorts. Silver Seven Star Ski Site is the largest indoor skiing site in the city. Enjoy the fun of ice and snow there! There are many churches in Shanghai, such as the Shanghai International Protestant Church, Shanghai Holy Trinity Church (commonly known as the "Red Chapel"), and Shanghai Jingling Church. On Christmas Day, many religious activities are held there. You are welcome to visit and experience the festivities. Wandering and appreciating the moonlight on the Bund is also a romantic choice, isn’t it?

 Other Tips: Try to avoid going to the chilly outside in the early morning and the late night. 9:00am to 4:00pm is comparatively warmer. It is easy to get chilblains in such wet and cold weather, so bring Umguentum Acid with you. If you go to the Bund in the evening, you had better wear a down jacket and a muffle to cope with cold wind.

 Historical Shanghai Weather in December
 
Dec Temperature  Sunrise / Sunset Humi-
dity
(%)
High  Low
1 10.3°C / 50.5°F 7.4°C / 45.3°F 06:35 / 16:51 70
2 8.7°C / 47.7°F 3.9°C / 39.0°F 06:36 / 16:51 64
3 9.9°C / 49.8°F 3.0°C / 37.4°F 06:36 / 16:51 64
4 13.3°C / 55.9°F 3.2°C / 37.8°F 06:37 / 16:51 71
5 14.4°C / 57.9°F 10.4°C / 50.7°F 06:38 / 16:51 69
6 15.3°C / 59.5°F 12.8°C / 55.0°F 06:39 / 16:51 80
7 13.9°C / 57.0°F 12.3°C / 54.1°F 06:40 / 16:51 93
8 12.4°C / 54.3°F 5.7°C / 42.3°F 06:40 / 16:51 78
9 6.0°C / 42.8°F 2.6°C / 36.7°F 06:41 / 16:52 64
10 4.8°C / 40.6°F -0.5°C / 31.1°F 06:42 / 16:52 58
11 7.4°C / 45.3°F -2.0°C / 28.4°F 06:42 / 16:52 72
12 9.1°C / 48.4°F -1.4°C / 29.5°F 06:43 / 16:52 69
13 12.8°C / 55.0°F 0.8°C / 33.4°F 06:44 / 16:53 80
14 11.7°C / 53.1°F 3.2°C / 37.8°F 06:45 / 16:53 78
15 9.4°C / 48.9°F 5.2°C / 41.4°F 06:45 / 16:53 64
16 5.4°C / 41.7°F 1.8°C / 35.2°F 06:46 / 16:54 49
17 5.4°C / 41.7°F -1.5°C / 29.3°F 06:46 / 16:54 55
18 7.4°C / 45.3°F 0°C / 32.0°F 06:47 / 16:54 70
19 10.5°C / 50.9°F 1.8°C / 35.2°F 06:48 / 16:55 71
20 11.8°C / 53.2°F 3.4°C / 38.1°F 06:48 / 16:55 78
21 9.4°C / 48.9°F 8.1°C / 46.6°F 06:49 / 16:56 86
22 8.1°C / 46.6°F 4.5°C / 40.1°F 06:49 / 16:56 59
23 6.9°C / 44.4°F 2.1°C / 35.8°F 06:50 / 16:57 54
24 7.4°C / 45.3°F -0.9°C / 30.4°F 06:50 / 16:57 53
25 9.5°C / 49.1°F -2.5°C / 27.5°F 06:51 / 16:58 63
26 9.6°C / 49.3°F -1.2°C / 29.8°F 06:51 / 16:59 68
27 9.9°C / 49.8°F 6.7°C / 44.1°F 06:51 / 16:59 63
28 11.5°C / 52.7°F 9.0°C / 48.2°F 06:52 / 17:00 72
29 11.7°C / 53.1°F 7.1°C / 44.8°F 06:52 / 17:00 73
30 7.7°C / 45.9°F 4.5°C / 40.1°F 06:52 / 17:01 64
31 8.9°C / 48.0°F 0.1°C / 32.2°F 06:53 / 17:02 72
AQI(Air Quality Index) Graph for Shanghai, China (December 2016)
Shanghai AQI Graph in December
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