Shanghai Weather in August

Weather: The weather does not change much from July to August. The city is stiflingly hot, and the temperature can climb to over 38 °C (100 °F), although the average is around 35 °C (95 °F). It rains a lot with occasional thunderstorms.

Clothing: Bring summer clothes, such as shorts, and an umbrella. You may also need to bring layers to manage the coolness of the air-conditioning in buildings.

Things to Do


These indoor attractions are places to go to escape the crowds and be cool and dry in the sizzling days of August.

Tour and shop at the Shanghai World Financial Center

  • Tallest building in China (2013)
  • 1,614 feet (492 meters), 101 floors
  • 100th floor observation deck

Shanghai World Financial Center is the towering attraction for tourists in Pudong. Until theShanghai Tower opens in 2014, it is the highest building in Shanghai.

For sightseeing, there is an observation deck on the 100th floor at 474 meters (1,555 feet). You can look down on the nearby 88-story Jin Mao Tower. These three skyscrapers sit in a cluster next to the Pudong River in the Lujiazui financial district.

There is a mall at ground level for shopping and dining. For wealthy tourists, there is a Hyatt Regency luxury hotel. You'll find bars and restaurants in the Hyatt Regency between floors 79 to 93 where you can enjoy the view.

Super Brand Mall in Liujiazui: Take Metro Line 2 to Liujiazui to find Shanghai's best mall for tourists. The mall stands out for its cleanliness and orientation to the foreign clientele. You'll find all the foreign luxury brands in Shanghai. Get away from the crowds inside a fine restaurant or in a luxury shop.

Dine and Shop at Xintiandi: Escape the crowds by ducking in to relax at a fine shop that sells gourmet icy drinks and desserts.

High travel season: Sweltering August is a high travel month. Travel costs are higher than normal, and tourist attractions are crowded. Let us help you book flights and train tickets.

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Shanghai Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
August 1 90 °F 32.22 °C 77 °F 25 °C
August 2 90 °F 32.22 °C 77 °F 25 °C
August 3 90 °F 32.22 °C 77 °F 25 °C
August 4 89 °F 31.67 °C 77 °F 25 °C
August 5 89 °F 31.67 °C 77 °F 25 °C
August 6 89 °F 31.67 °C 77 °F 25 °C
August 7 89 °F 31.67 °C 77 °F 25 °C
August 8 89 °F 31.67 °C 77 °F 25 °C
August 9 89 °F 31.67 °C 77 °F 25 °C
August 10 89 °F 31.67 °C 77 °F 25 °C
August 11 89 °F 31.67 °C 77 °F 25 °C
August 12 89 °F 31.67 °C 76 °F 24.44 °C
August 13 89 °F 31.67 °C 76 °F 24.44 °C
August 14 88 °F 31.11 °C 76 °F 24.44 °C
August 15 88 °F 31.11 °C 76 °F 24.44 °C
August 16 88 °F 31.11 °C 76 °F 24.44 °C
August 17 88 °F 31.11 °C 76 °F 24.44 °C
August 18 88 °F 31.11 °C 76 °F 24.44 °C
August 19 88 °F 31.11 °C 75 °F 23.89 °C
August 20 87 °F 30.56 °C 75 °F 23.89 °C
August 21 87 °F 30.56 °C 75 °F 23.89 °C
August 22 87 °F 30.56 °C 75 °F 23.89 °C
August 23 87 °F 30.56 °C 75 °F 23.89 °C
August 24 86 °F 30 °C 74 °F 23.33 °C
August 25 86 °F 30 °C 74 °F 23.33 °C
August 26 86 °F 30 °C 74 °F 23.33 °C
August 27 86 °F 30 °C 74 °F 23.33 °C
August 28 86 °F 30 °C 73 °F 22.78 °C
August 29 85 °F 29.44 °C 73 °F 22.78 °C
August 30 85 °F 29.44 °C 73 °F 22.78 °C
August 31 85 °F 29.44 °C 73 °F 22.78 °C

Shanghai Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Shanghai Weather in August

Mark Liao 2012-02-24
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i am planning to visit Shanghai in Aug ..n Suzhou is the weather generally and is it rite to go ?
The temperature in Shanghai in Aug is always hot. Around 25 to 35 degree. Sammi Dai replied on 2012-02-25
Bruce Morgan 2011-08-06
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We are going on a Viking River Cruise Aug14th to August 31st will the Cyclone have anyproblem with our river cruise on the Yanzee River re"flooding & Etc " Thank you in advance
Hello Bruce, the Cyclone board China on August 7, so it won't have any problem with your river cruise on the Yanzee River by then. guest replied on 2011-08-07
chengchai 2011-08-01
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I want to know about the weather and climate ofShanghai
There is some more information on this page. Hope you it can be helpful for you. Steven Zhao replied on 2011-08-17
Hi chengchai, I am sorry to reply you so late as there is a problem with our website. I have sent an e-mai to you about the itinerary and quotation that you need. I hope this is still useful for you. Lussie Lu replied on 2011-08-18
Dear Chengchai, Based on the former data and the information from the weather forecast bureau, the temperature is about 26-31° and sometimes there is a thundershower. It's the hottest season in Shanghai. Shanghai is a mordern city, most of the spots are not effected by the weather. In Sep. and Oct. it's not very hot and it's comfortable for traveling. Most people select this period for travel. If you would like to travel to China, would you mind telling me your plan? I am glad to design an itinerary for your reference. Or if you have any questions, you can contact me directly. My e-mail address is Lussie Lu replied on 2011-08-03
I live in Vietnam,i would like to travel Shanghai next month for 2-3 days,by the way travel Beijing 2-3 days.Do you have any recommendes ?Where i should go?What i need to do before i go? guest replied on 2011-08-03
Cheng Im Ooi 2010-08-17
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What is the best mode of transport from Hangzhou airport to Manhattan Bund Business Hotel in Huangpu, Shanghai? Appreciate details on specific train lines and station to embark/disembark. Thank you
Hello, Im Ooi, You can take the airport shuttle bus to get to the Hangzhou Railway Station (about 40 minutes running). The bus set out every 20 minutes and the price per person is CNY20. (Taking taxi from Xiaoshan Airport to your hotel costs about CNY700.) There are a number of high speed trains ruuuning between Hangzhou and Shanghai, the station of arrival in Shanghai are Shanghai Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Southern Station. I would suggest you take the train to Shanghai Railway Station as the station is closer to your Hotel(5 kilometers distance), see the details below: No.D5472 start at 7:49 arrive at 9:35 No.D5590 start at 11:42 arrive at 13:31 No.D5656 start at 16:51 arrive at 18:47 No.D5672 start at 20:50 arrive at 22:31 Once you arrive to the Shanghai Railway Station, there are option I would like to suggest to your Hotel, one is taking the subway line 1 to the Renmin Square and changing to Line 2 to the Nan Jing dong Road No.3 exit, another one is taking the taxi which is a 15 minutes drive. Hope this would be useful to you. If you have any questions or interested in our travel service, please feel free to send us E-mail at We are looking forward to helf you further. Dennis Su replied on 2010-08-18
Thank you - the information given is most helpful. chengim16 replied on 2010-08-19
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