Shanghai Weather in August

Written by Sally Guo Updated Oct. 31, 2023

In August, Shanghai experiences hot and humid weather. It's one of Shanghai's two hottest months along with July, with temperatures ranging from 26 to 32 degrees Celsius (79 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit) on average.

Shanghai is often characterized by the scorching sun and occasional rainfall. So, if you plan to visit Shanghai in August, make sure to wear light and breathable clothing, stay hydrated, and be prepared for some occasional showers.

General August Weather in Shanghai

Shanghai Weather in August

Shanghai Temperature in August

August is the hottest month in Shanghai, with temperatures ranging from 25℃ to 31℃ (77℉ to 88℉) on average.

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What to Wear in Shanghai in August

In August, Shanghai gets pretty hot and sticky. It's best to wear light summer clothes like T-shirts, shorts, and skirts. Don't leave your umbrella behind because there can be sudden rain showers and strong sunshine.

Also, think about packing mosquito repellent, especially in the evenings.

Is August a Good Time to Visit Shanghai?

August in Shanghai offers summer-like temperatures, great for water activities and outdoor fun. The parks and gardens are lush, perfect for a relaxing visit.

But August is still summer vacation in China and it is the peak season in Shanghai tourism. Many students and teachers visit for leisure and learning. This means crowded attractions, higher flight and hotel costs, and limited museum tickets due to high demand.

If you're okay with crowds and can handle the heat and occasional rain, August can be a good time to visit Shanghai.

Best Things to Do in Shanghai in August

August is a vibrant time to explore Shanghai with plenty of exciting things to do.

Take a Day Trip to a Water Town

August is a great time for a day trip to the water towns near Shanghai like Zhujiajiao or Tongli. In the summer months, these water towns come alive with vibrant greenery.

Zhujiajiao Water Town

Located 46 km from downtown Shanghai, Zhujiajiao water town can be reached via an approximately 1-hour drive. Wander through centuries-old streets lined with shops selling handcrafted souvenirs and taste seasonal treats. With the sun glistening on the water, you can enjoy leisurely boat rides along canals. Zhujiajiao offers a peaceful retreat from the summer heat of Shanghai, allowing you to immerse yourself in traditional Chinese culture and cool off by the quiet waters.

Recommended Tour: 1-Day Zhujiajiao and Qibao Town Tour from Shanghai

Do Some Shopping in the Evening

Nanjing Road sparkles under the summer sunshine, filled with fancy boutiques, cool malls, and global brands. Take a walk down Tianzifang's small lanes to find unique souvenirs.

If you're a tech fan, you'll love exploring Xujiahui for the latest devices. Don't forget to explore local markets. Here, you can bargain for clothes, accessories, and small treasures. In August, shopping in Shanghai is at its best, giving you a wonderful shopping time.

Recommended Tour: Shanghai Night Street Snack Food Adventure

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