Shanghai Weather in April

Written by Vivian Updated Jun. 30, 2021

In April, the weather is hard to predict. Sunny days are common, though drizzly days occur every now and then. Temperatures become warm by day, but much cooler in the early mornings and evenings, resulting in obvious temperature variation in the course of a day.


Various clothes need to be prepared for each season if your stay in Shanghai is to last a long time. A thin sweater or coat can be used to deal with the cooler early morning and evening, while a long-sleeved shirt (sometimes even a summer T-shirt) is enough in the sun. And remember to bring an umbrella, in case it starts to drizzle.

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Stroll Through Shanghai on Foot

As the weather is no longer cold in April, this is the best month to go out and about and get some fresh air.

Go to The Bund to enjoy ‘the Exhibition of the World’s Architecture’, or had down to Tianzifang and Xintiandi to explore Shikumen building-style combining Chinese and Western architecture, and take some wonderful photos of the unique architecture.

Go Wild at a Spring Music Festival

If you are a music fan, there are plenty of reasons to relax and go wild at Suzhou's Midi Festival and Pudong's Strawberry Festival, from the end of April to early May. With a mix of international and domestic singers and high-quality sound effects, these two music festivals receive a warm welcome from music lovers.

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