Shanghai Weather in December
CityWeatherRainy, 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 climate of Shanghai diminishes the number of people traveling there. 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.
Averages for Shanghai Weather in December
Temperature: 8°C / 46°F
High Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
Low Temperature: 2°C / 36°F
Rainfall: 34 mm
Rainy Days:7 days
Sunrise: 06:35 ~ 06:53
Sunset: 16:51 ~ 17:02
Air Quality in December
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.
What to Wear in Shanghai in December
Shanghai seldom snows, and the climate 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! You can enjoy international acrobatic performances and circus shows at the Circus World. 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?
Where to Go / Things to Do in Shanghai in December
See also: Top 10 Places for a Shanghai Visit in Winter
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.
What is the temperature in Shanghai in December?
High/Low Temperatures of Shanghai in December
Air Quality of Shanghai in December
Historical Shanghai Weather in December
|Dec||Temperature||Sunrise / Sunset||Humi- |
|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|
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Questions & Answers on Shanghai Weather in December
Asked by Durgadevi from MALAYSIA | Dec. 11, 2019 06:39Reply
Is the rain fall is heavy in dec in Shanghai?
Answered by Alexander from GERMANY | Dec. 11, 2019 18:35
Based on the previous weather statistics, there are mainly light rainy days during that period of time. Generally speaking, it won't influence the sightseeing. Don't worry.
Answered by Durgadevi from MALAYSIA | Dec. 12, 2019 01:34
Thank you.. was so worried that I’m gonna disappoint my son for Disneyland on rainy days... if it’s manageable than it’s ok 👌🏼 😊
Asked by Marion from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 23, 2019 18:13Reply
What is it like to visit Shanghai Disneyland in December.
Are some of the rides closed due to the weather? Is it cold and icy or is it still enjoyable. Thanks
Answered by Rita from SINGAPORE | Nov. 25, 2019 18:58
I think all rides will open as usual and it might be a little cold but still enjoyable.
Asked by Marj from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 21, 2019 16:28Reply
Is it safe for 1 yr old babies to visit shanghai?
My friend said that she had to wear a face mask coz it's too polluted. My family is scheduled to visit shanghai in December. Is it safe for my ine year old niece?
Answered by Catherine from DENMARK | Nov. 21, 2019 22:29
Generally speaking, you don't need to worry about the safety problem. It will be ok for you to wear a mask. The air pollution won't influence the sightseeing. Don't worry.
Asked by Yiling from SINGAPORE | Oct. 07, 2019 04:38Reply
Should i buy down jacket at shanghai?
Hi, i am travelling to 3 places (shanghai, hangzhou and suzhou) in December, what will be the weather? Possible to see snow in one of the area? And is it advisable to buy down jacket at Shanghai? How is the quality n price? First time travel to china.
Answered by Vicky from USA | Oct. 13, 2019 23:33
Yes, you need to wear down jacket in December in these places. The temperature will range from 5-10C. There is little chance to expect snow weather. You can buy the cloth at any shopping mall of these cities and quality and price varies greatly.
Asked by elinor florentino from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 25, 2019 01:20Reply
we're sched to visit Shanghai, mid of dec. 2019. is it just ok 2 wear rubber shoes instead of boots?
Answered by Amelia from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 26, 2019 02:07
Well, based on the previous weather statistics, it would be cold and moist at that time. Thus you'd better to prepare enough warm clothes and boots.