Shanghai Weather in March
Weather: It is windy in early spring, but warms up gradually. The average high and low temperatures are 12 °C (54 °F) and 5 °C (41 °F).
Clothing: Sweaters and overcoats are needed, but also bring thin sweaters and long-sleeve T-shirts in case it gets warmer during the day.
Things to Do
March is a good time to stay indoors in blustery Shanghai, but it is also a good time to see flowers begin to bloom in the hills and parks.
Tour and shop at the Shanghai World Financial Center: Until the Shanghai 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 also see the nearby 88-story Jin Mao Tower. These three skyscrapers sit in a cluster next to the Pudong River in the Lujiazui financial district.
- Tallest building in China (2013)
- 1,614 feet (492 meters), 101 floors
- 100th floor observation deck
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.
See the peach blossoms at Zhujiajiao Water Town: Six hundred acres of peach blossoms open for inspection and sniffing in Dianfeng Village in Zhujiajiao. Along with these peach trees, see the famed ancient dynasty bridges. You can also see the old buildings, shop, and eat in the many restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the buildings date to the Qing Dynasty era (1644-1912) or the early 1900s. See our Zhujiajiao day tour.
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Shanghai Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data
|Date||Average High||Average Low|
|March 1||50 °F||10 °C||37 °F||2.78 °C|
|March 2||51 °F||10.56 °C||37 °F||2.78 °C|
|March 3||51 °F||10.56 °C||38 °F||3.33 °C|
|March 4||51 °F||10.56 °C||38 °F||3.33 °C|
|March 5||51 °F||10.56 °C||38 °F||3.33 °C|
|March 6||52 °F||11.11 °C||38 °F||3.33 °C|
|March 7||52 °F||11.11 °C||39 °F||3.89 °C|
|March 8||52 °F||11.11 °C||39 °F||3.89 °C|
|March 9||53 °F||11.67 °C||39 °F||3.89 °C|
|March 10||53 °F||11.67 °C||39 °F||3.89 °C|
|March 11||53 °F||11.67 °C||40 °F||4.44 °C|
|March 12||53 °F||11.67 °C||40 °F||4.44 °C|
|March 13||54 °F||12.22 °C||40 °F||4.44 °C|
|March 14||54 °F||12.22 °C||40 °F||4.44 °C|
|March 15||54 °F||12.22 °C||41 °F||5 °C|
|March 16||55 °F||12.78 °C||41 °F||5 °C|
|March 17||55 °F||12.78 °C||41 °F||5 °C|
|March 18||55 °F||12.78 °C||42 °F||5.56 °C|
|March 19||56 °F||13.33 °C||42 °F||5.56 °C|
|March 20||56 °F||13.33 °C||42 °F||5.56 °C|
|March 21||56 °F||13.33 °C||43 °F||6.11 °C|
|March 22||57 °F||13.89 °C||43 °F||6.11 °C|
|March 23||57 °F||13.89 °C||43 °F||6.11 °C|
|March 24||57 °F||13.89 °C||43 °F||6.11 °C|
|March 25||58 °F||14.44 °C||44 °F||6.67 °C|
|March 26||58 °F||14.44 °C||44 °F||6.67 °C|
|March 27||58 °F||14.44 °C||44 °F||6.67 °C|
|March 28||59 °F||15 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|March 29||59 °F||15 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|March 30||59 °F||15 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|March 31||60 °F||15.56 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
Shanghai Climate Information by Month
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Questions and Answers About Shanghai Weather in March
Hi Al, the last week in March is the warmest. And I recommend the Victoria Sophia(was named Victoria Prince) sailing between Shanghai and Chongqing to you. The duration for downstream is exactly 7 days. http://www.chinahighlights.com/yangtzecruise/victoria-sophia/
One of my American customers has experienced it and found it rather good. Please kind let me know the number of people in your group, then we will send you the quotation.Whitney Liao replied on 2012-12-24
It is windy in early spring, but warms up gradually. The average high and low temperatures are 12 °C (54 °F) and 5 °C (41 °F).
Sweaters and overcoats are needed, but also bring thin sweaters and long-sleeve T-shirts in case it gets warmer during the day.Nora Ou replied on 2012-12-09
Hi David, for the land portion, please contact your airlines directly. 14 days is enough for Xian, Beijing and Shanghai. If you would like, we can tailor make a tour for you.Whitney Liao replied on 2012-09-11
I updated this article on February 25, 2014
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