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:67
Shanghai Air Quality in May

What to Wear in Shanghai in May

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 in Shanghai in May

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
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
- Last modified on Jun. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Weather in May
Asked by Virnalyn Tuason from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 18, 2019 23:21Reply
Is it safe to travel alone in shanghai in the morning?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bertha from DENMARK | Apr. 23, 2019 00:59
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Hi, generally speaking, you don't need to worry about the safety problem.
Asked by Patricia Huang from THAILAND | Jan. 24, 2019 09:32Reply
Afriad of PM2.5 in Shanghai
My friend and I would like to visit Shanghai in May. Firstly we planed to be there in Feb 2019 but it seems the air is too polluted with PM 2.5 and so on. My friend already bought her air ticket so I can not cancel the trip this year. So we have to find another plan which might be in May. I hope some rains clean the dust and the weather pressure will not be too high allowing some dusts to go away.
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Answered by Brandon from DENMARK | Jan. 24, 2019 18:58
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Yes, generally speaking, the pollution would change into a better stage in May.
Have a nice trip!
Answered by Patrcia from THAILAND | Jan. 24, 2019 20:27
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Thank you! And which dates in May would be best to visit? Late May?
Answered by Brayden | Jan. 27, 2019 19:17
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Yes, you are advised to visit there in late May.
Asked by John sutton from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 31, 2016 21:00Reply
What is the Shanghai weather like in May?
Answers (1)
Answered by Adrian from POLAND | Jan. 03, 2017 19:41
11Reply


The temperature may range from 65 F to 85 F in May. There will have several rainy days. The climate would be warm and moist. You are advised to prepare jackets, T-shirt, long-sleeved shirts, pants and jeans.
Asked by Dennis from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 13, 2016 18:10Reply
I suffer from lung infections would it be safe to travel to Shanghai in May?
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Answered by Steve from ITALY | Jan. 14, 2016 00:44
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In general, the sand storm would influence the city in March and April. The situation will change into a better stage in May. In addition, you can prepare some common drugs. It can be fine to travel then. Don't worry!
Asked by Wendy from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 29, 2015 16:34Reply
Is the weather in the water towns [Wuzhen] similar to Shanghai?, given they are inland with water
I will be in Wuzhen early May and wonder about the rainfall too
Answers (2)
Answered by Kelly from ITALY | Mar. 29, 2015 20:35
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Oh, yes. The weather in Wuzhou is similar to SH to some degree. During early May, cloudy days are the majority and several shower or rainy days may happen sometimes. Generally, the temperature shall range from 15C to 25C. Considering all, you don't need to worry much about the rainfall.
Answered by WENDY | Mar. 30, 2015 01:22
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Thankyou Kelly.
Can you tell me what is the cheapest way to get from SH Airport an d back to Wuzhen for 4 travelling together [4 suitcases] If we can get an English speaking driver we will not need a guide. We will be passing through the airport to SH 10 days before we need this so if we know where to make arrangement s while at the Airport first time we could do so.A large taxi would be fine but we need to communicate the address in English without errors.
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