Shanghai Weather in October

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The weather in Shanghai is clear and cool in October. The rainy season ends in this month. The temperature is dropping. Autumn colors highlight the city. Leaves are turning yellow; some are flying in the air like beautiful butterflies. The maple leaves are turning fiery red, adding a beautiful red line to this modern city.

The pleasant weather, beautiful autumn scenery and the one-week National Day Holiday of China from Oct.1st to 7th make this month a peak travel time, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world.
 

Averages for Shanghai Weather in October

Temperature: 19°C / 66°F
High Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
Low Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
Humidity: 74%
Rainfall: 64 mm
Rainy Days:8 days
Sunrise: 05:48 ~ 06:09
Sunset: 17:06 ~ 17:40
Air Quality in October
Average AQI:38
Shanghai Air Quality in October

What to Wear in Shanghai in October

Long-sleeved shirts, sweaters and coats are suitable. Wear more in the morning and evening. Thick clothes need to be put on in late October to cope with the cold climate.
Shanghai Clothes in October October Wear in Shanghai

Things to Do in Shanghai in October

Having fun in the Disney Resort would be a great experience in October with pleasant weather and comfortable temperature. Going on outings and appreciating the fall color is also a nice choice. You can go to picnic, fly kites, and appreciate the maple leaves in the Century Park. Zhabei Park and Zhongshan Park are two red worlds full of autumn smell and color. You can choose to go mountain climbing on Sheshan Mountain, and explore other magnificent parks in the Sheshan Holiday Resort, such as the Sheshan National Forest Park, Heaven Horse Mountain Park, and Xiaokunshan Park.
 
​See also:
 Autumn in Shanghai – Weather, Clothing & Travel Tips
Where to Go in Shanghai in Autumn - 11 Best Destinations
 6 Shanghai Famous Places to Visit in October

Other Tips

In October, the prices of attractions and hotels in Shanghai may be higher than usual, so you should find out about the prices in advance and be ready for crowds in attractions. In order to prevent skin drying, put on some skin-care cream. If your lips are dry, do not wet your lips with your tongue. Use lipstick or lip salve to keep the lips moist. 

Bring some commonly used items, such as band-aid, alcohol sponge, anti- inflammation medication, and sulfanilamide powder. You can also use a silk scarf to protect yourself against the wind.

What is the temperature in Shanghai in October?

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

Historical Shanghai Weather in October

 
Oct Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humi-
dity
(%)
High  Low 
1 20.5°C / 68.9°F 19.1°C / 66.4°F 05:48 / 17:40 67
2 19.8°C / 67.6°F 16.2°C / 61.2°F 05:49 / 17:38 68
3 19.9°C / 67.8°F 17.0°C / 62.6°F 05:49 / 17:37 60
4 21.5°C / 70.7°F 17.0°C / 62.6°F 05:50 / 17:36 58
5 22.2°C / 72.0°F 17.5°C / 63.5°F 05:50 / 17:35 60
6 24.8°C / 76.6°F 14.5°C / 58.1°F 05:51 / 17:33 70
7 24.8°C / 76.6°F 15.1°C / 59.2°F 05:52 / 17:32 74
8 24.8°C / 76.6°F 16.4°C / 61.5°F 05:52 / 17:31 72
9 26.5°C / 79.7°F 15.4°C / 59.7°F 05:53 / 17:30 69
10 25.6°C / 78.1°F 21.5°C / 70.7°F 05:54 / 17:29 85
11 24.5°C / 76.1°F 20.2°C / 68.4°F 05:54 / 17:27 74
12 24.2°C / 75.6°F 18.3°C / 64.9°F 05:55 / 17:26 71
13 22.5°C / 72.5°F 20.5°C / 68.9°F 05:56 / 17:25 82
14 21.2°C / 70.2°F 16.2°C / 61.2°F 05:56 / 17:24 85
15 22.3°C / 72.1°F 14.3°C / 57.7°F 05:57 / 17:23 68
16 24.5°C / 76.1°F 11.7°C / 53.1°F 05:58 / 17:22 63
17 24.4°C / 75.9°F 15.1°C / 59.2°F 05:58 / 17:20 57
18 20.9°C / 69.6°F 16.3°C / 61.3°F 05:59 / 17:19 61
19 21.2°C / 70.2°F 15.3°C / 59.5°F 06:00 / 17:18 63
20 23.6°C / 74.5°F 17.7°C / 63.9°F 06:01 / 17:17 75
21 20.8°C / 69.4°F 18.6°C / 65.5°F 06:01 / 17:16 77
22 22.7°C / 72.9°F 15.2°C / 59.4°F 06:02 / 17:15 69
23 23.7°C / 74.7°F 15.6°C / 60.1°F 06:03 / 17:14 65
24 20.9°C / 69.6°F 16.3°C / 61.3°F 06:03 / 17:13 82
25 16.5°C / 61.7°F 14.6°C / 58.3°F 06:04 / 17:12 55
26 17.5°C / 63.5°F 14.4°C / 57.9°F 06:05 / 17:11 58
27 19.4°C / 66.9°F 14.4°C / 57.9°F 06:06 / 17:10 64
28 20.1°C / 68.2°F 15.7°C / 60.3°F 06:06 / 17:09 68
29 18.4°C / 65.1°F 16.1°C / 61.0°F 06:07 / 17:08 78
30 20.9°C / 69.6°F 16.7°C / 62.1°F 06:08 / 17:07 61
31 20.1°C / 68.2°F 15.3°C / 59.5°F 06:09 / 17:06 69
- Last modified on Nov. 26, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Weather in October
Asked by Frances from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 24, 2018 23:52Reply
Oct 28 to Nov 3. Are these dates crowded specially when travelling with toddlers and infant?..
any suggestions on what clothes to pack for kids and adults around these dates?.. thank you :)
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Answered by Sharon from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 27, 2018 01:37
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No, they will not be too crowded and the temperature in SH may be about 8-15C. You are suggested to prepare some warm clothes like warm jackets and sweaters.
Answered by Daisy from FRANCE | Aug. 27, 2018 01:51
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It will not be too crowded at that time. The temperature in SH is about 8-16C. Preparing some warm coats is very necessary.
Asked by Effa Zainal from SINGAPORE | Aug. 22, 2018 23:06Reply
is it advisable to travel to shanghai from 10-14 october 2018?
have the crowd subside suring these period since its after their national day?
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Answered by Jeff from CANADA | Aug. 23, 2018 18:34
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It’s available. It will be less crowded since the national day has gone away.
Asked by Steve from USA | Feb. 08, 2018 14:34Reply
Do I go on an overall China Tour on Oct 4 or Oct 18 th for drier weather ?
I am debating going on a Smart China tour for 18 days to many parts of China / Hong Kong on either October 4th or October 18th ? I prefer less chances of being rained on during our 18 days of touring. Please advise . Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jane from DENMARK | Feb. 08, 2018 21:02
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Generally speaking, it’s much drier in Northern than Southern. But overall, the rain won’t be much during the month. Have a nice trip!
Asked by Lee from SINGAPORE | Sep. 25, 2017 10:46Reply
Is it advisable to visit Shanghai between 6 to 8 Oct 2017?
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Answered by Helen from USA | Sep. 26, 2017 01:14
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Absolutely not. It is one of the most popular destinations in China and will be very crowded during that time which will be during Chinese National Day Holiday. You'd better change the schedule.
Asked by Wan from MALAYSIA | Sep. 22, 2017 03:57Reply
Where should we go in Shanghai to see falling foliage from 20th of October to 25th October?
Tq
Answers (1)
Answered by Richard from CANADA | Sep. 25, 2017 01:07
21Reply


Well, many roads won't clean the foliages in autumn like Yinshan Rd in Pudong District, and West Nanjing Rd in Jing’an District. You may go and enjoy!

Apart from that, you can also enjoy in the parks, such as Jinqiao Park, Century Park and Jing'an Park.
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