Shanghai Weather in October

Weather: Temperature gradually falls during October, but some days may still be hot. The average low and high temperatures are 14 °C (57 °F) and 22 °C (72 °F).

Clothing: A T-shirt and a coat are enough for this time of year.

Things to Do

fuxing parkFuxing Park

The fine, cool and dry weather of October is ideal for touring Shanghai. Shanghai gets little rain in the fall, so take advantage of the dry cool weather to see traditional outdoor sites, the natural fall beauty, and the festivities in the shopping streets and city parks.

The Mid-Autumn Festival: The annual holiday is the second biggest traditional Chinese festival. It usually falls in September though the public holiday falls in early October occasionally.

Enjoy a Lemon-Yellow Autumn in Shanghai: The fine yellow Gingko leaves generally appear in November, but Century Park's mix of tree varieties makes for a nice changing spectrum to watch starting in October. Walking around the path around the pond or even taking a paddle boat are ways to get exercise. During a Mid-Autumn Fest, watch the leaves and the the dusk moonlight. Century Park is one of the bigger parks in Shanghai, and is conveniently located near a subway line in Pudong.

Visit Fuxing Park: This leafy park is in the French Concession area. See the mix of French and Chinese gardens and watch the people exercising or out for an autumn outing. It isn't a big park, but it is a quiet one near the sights near the old International Settlement Quarter. You can go there to relax and see the city life.

Shop and dine on Nanjing Road: East Nanjing Road is especially fun during the Mid-Autumn Fest holiday. Enjoy a traditional holiday meal in one of the many restaurants, and look out and watch the huge crowds. East Nanjing lights up like a bright casino area after dark.

Peak travel season: The Chinese National Holiday takes place from October 1 to October 7, and is second only to the Chinese New year travel rush. The entire nation is traveling at this time, and it is crowded everywhere. You are advised to avoid traveling during this period. Prices of hotel rooms are often higher during the National Holiday, but they will fall to normal rates when the holiday ends. Foreign tour groups flock in in the fall. 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
October 1 76 °F 24.44 °C 63 °F 17.22 °C
October 2 76 °F 24.44 °C 63 °F 17.22 °C
October 3 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
October 4 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
October 5 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
October 6 74 °F 23.33 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
October 7 74 °F 23.33 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
October 8 74 °F 23.33 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
October 9 73 °F 22.78 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
October 10 73 °F 22.78 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
October 11 73 °F 22.78 °C 59 °F 15 °C
October 12 73 °F 22.78 °C 59 °F 15 °C
October 13 72 °F 22.22 °C 59 °F 15 °C
October 14 72 °F 22.22 °C 58 °F 14.44 °C
October 15 72 °F 22.22 °C 58 °F 14.44 °C
October 16 71 °F 21.67 °C 58 °F 14.44 °C
October 17 71 °F 21.67 °C 57 °F 13.89 °C
October 18 71 °F 21.67 °C 57 °F 13.89 °C
October 19 70 °F 21.11 °C 57 °F 13.89 °C
October 20 70 °F 21.11 °C 56 °F 13.33 °C
October 21 70 °F 21.11 °C 56 °F 13.33 °C
October 22 70 °F 21.11 °C 56 °F 13.33 °C
October 23 69 °F 20.56 °C 55 °F 12.78 °C
October 24 69 °F 20.56 °C 55 °F 12.78 °C
October 25 69 °F 20.56 °C 54 °F 12.22 °C
October 26 68 °F 20 °C 54 °F 12.22 °C
October 27 68 °F 20 °C 54 °F 12.22 °C
October 28 68 °F 20 °C 53 °F 11.67 °C
October 29 67 °F 19.44 °C 53 °F 11.67 °C
October 30 67 °F 19.44 °C 53 °F 11.67 °C
October 31 67 °F 19.44 °C 52 °F 11.11 °C

Shanghai Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Shanghai Weather in October

anuarjirang 2013-09-16
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hi planning a trip to shanghai this coming 23rd oct 2013 till 27th oct..need ur advice on the weather condition due to my health it cold? thank you so much


Temperature gradually falls during October in Shanghai, but some days may still be hot. The average low and high temperatures are 14 °C (57 °F) and 22 °C (72 °F). A T-shirt and a coat are enough for this time of year.



Coco Yang replied on 2013-09-16
san 2013-05-17
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Hi, i''m san, i''m visiting shanghai from 25th sept to 5th oct, since it''s going to be a golden week holiday in china, do u think it''ll be too crowded for me to get out of shanghai airport on my return trip to singapore. thank you
Dear San, There might be many people traveling to Shanghai, but the traffic is convenient in Shanghai. You could take a taxi, subway, shuttle bus, Maglav or rent a private car with us. It won't affact your trip. Lussie Lu replied on 2013-05-17
stephen 2012-10-21
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will be in shanghai from 26th October to 31st October, what clothes should i bring?
Hi Stephen, at the end of Octover in Shanghai, the average low and high temperatures are, respectively, 11.11 °C (52 °F ) and 20 °C (68 °F). You can prepare long-leeve shirts, light coats and sweaters. You can also check the up to date information via this website: Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-23
D.K. Lum 2010-09-25
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Hello, I will be heading to shanghai (Pudong) on the 7th Oct 2010, may i know the best clothing i should bring, is it starting to get cold? How cold can the tempretature rises
Hi D.K. Lum, You may wear coat or sweater when you are in Shanghai. The temperature varies from 12 to 20 degree celsius. Wish you a nice time in Shanghai. Grace Wang replied on 2010-09-26
willian chu 2010-09-23
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what clothes shall i bring when i take a trip to shanghai during oct. 18 to oct. 26? much appreciate if someone can give me help.
Hi Willian, Warm coats and sweaters need to bring during your stay in Shanghai. Please feel free contact me at if you need any tours, hotels and transfer in Shanghai or other cities in China. Nancy Nancy Deng replied on 2010-09-24
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