Shanghai Weather in May

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Shanghai weather in May is warm, sometimes even hot, usually with the high temperature above 25°C (77°F).

Pleasant sunny days are the majority. The temperature difference is big for the day and the night.

May Day Holiday from May 1st to 3rd is the traditional peak tourist season, when tourist fares are higher than usual and the transportation becomes somewhat chaotic.

Averages for Shanghai Weather in May

Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
High Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
Low Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
Humidity: 74%
Rainfall: 85 mm
Rainy Days:10 days
Sunrise: 04:51 ~ 05:10
Sunset: 18:33 ~ 18:53
Air Quality in May
Average AQI:69
Shanghai Air Quality in May

 

What to Wear

Generally speaking, the warm climate allows summer clothes to 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.

Shanghai Clothes in May May Wear in Shanghai
 

Where to Go

To avoid the hustle and rush, attractions at a distance from the urban area are strongly recommended for May. You can have fun in the Disneyland Park in Pudong, or watch all kinds of animals in 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 go to Zhujiajiao Water Town to choose a local inn 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.

 

What is the temperature in Shanghai in May?

High/Low Temperatures of Shanghai in May
Temperatures Graph of Shanghai in May
Air Quality of Shanghai in May (2017)
Shanghai AQI Graph in May

 

Historical Shanghai Weather in May

 
May Temperature  Sunrise / Sunset Humi-
dity
(%)
High  Low
1 26.6°C / 79.9°F 18.3°C / 64.9°F 05:10 / 18:33 48
2 21.2°C / 70.2°F 15.4°C / 59.7°F 05:09 / 18:34 43
3 20.2°C / 68.4°F 14.4°C / 57.9°F 05:08 / 18:35 62
4 20.0°C / 68.0°F 12.4°C / 54.3°F 05:07 / 18:35 60
5 22.6°C / 72.7°F 13.4°C / 56.1°F 05:06 / 18:36 61
6 28.5°C / 83.3°F 16.5°C / 61.7°F 05:05 / 18:37 64
7 31.6°C / 88.9°F 18.6°C / 65.5°F 05:04 / 18:37 68
8 27.9°C / 82.2°F 20.6°C / 69.1°F 05:04 / 18:38 70
9 32.0°C / 89.6°F 25.1°C / 77.2°F 05:03 / 18:39 66
10 35.2°C / 95.4°F 25.1°C / 77.2°F 05:02 / 18:39 60
11 29.6°C / 85.3°F 15.9°C / 60.6°F 05:01 / 18:40 84
12 26.0°C / 78.8°F 16.0°C / 60.8°F 05:00 / 18:41 64
13 26.9°C / 80.4°F 17.1°C / 62.8°F 05:00 / 18:41 33
14 27.5°C / 81.5°F 19.1°C / 66.4°F 04:59 / 18:42 41
15 27.9°C / 82.2°F 15.5°C / 59.9°F 04:58 / 18:43 44
16 28.7°C / 83.7°F 17.9°C / 64.2°F 04:58 / 18:44 53
17 30.1°C / 86.2°F 18.6°C / 65.5°F 04:57 / 18:44 58
18 30.4°C / 86.7°F 20.3°C / 68.5°F 04:57 / 18:45 47
19 33.0°C / 91.4°F 21.1°C / 70.0°F 04:56 / 18:46 57
20 34.4°C / 93.9°F 22.1°C / 71.8°F 04:55 / 18:46 58
21 28.2°C / 82.8°F 16.6°C / 61.9°F 04:55 / 18:47 89
22 17.4°C / 63.3°F 15.4°C / 59.7°F 04:54 / 18:47 81
23 16.7°C / 62.1°F 14.7°C / 58.5°F 04:54 / 18:48 88
24 22.4°C / 72.3°F 15.6°C / 60.1°F 04:53 / 18:49 57
25 24.2°C / 75.6°F 16.7°C / 62.1°F 04:53 / 18:49 67
26 22.7°C / 72.9°F 18.2°C / 64.8°F 04:53 / 18:50 77
27 21.7°C / 71.1°F 16.9°C / 62.4°F 04:52 / 18:51 75
28 20.2°C / 68.4°F 17.2°C / 63.0°F 04:52 / 18:51 78
29 27.1°C / 80.8°F 15.2°C / 59.4°F 04:51 / 18:52 58
30 29.8°C / 85.6°F 17.1°C / 62.8°F 04:51 / 18:52 43
31 27.4°C / 81.3°F 20.8°C / 69.4°F 04:51 / 18:53 60