Shanghai Weather in September

Weather: September marks the start of autumn, but weather remains summery. Heat lingers, and the highest temperatures reach over 35 °C (95 °F). The average highest and lowest temperature is 27 °C (81 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F). However, locals may question this information. The weather cools down as the month continues, and evening and morning cool towards the end of the month.

Clothing: Summer clothes still work, but bring a coat, a sweater, and long trousers in case the temperature falls.

Things to Do

The Mid-Autumn Festival: The annual holiday is the second biggest traditional Chinese festival. It usually falls in September though occasionally the public holiday is in early October. Shanghai gets little rain in the fall, so take advantage of the dry warm weather in September to see traditional outdoor sites and see the festivities in the shopping streets and city parks.

Go on an Autumn Outing: In September, especially during the Mid-Autumn holidays, you'll find families out enjoying nature. You can join them.

Zhujiajiao Water Town

Go for an outing to Zhujiajiao Water Town: Take a boat and see the scenery, dine in a restaurant, and see the peach orchards. Some of the buildings date to the Qing Dynasty era (1644-1912) or the early 1900s. See our Zhujiajiao day tour.

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 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.

Peak travel season: September is a peak travel month. The October 1 National Day holidays and the crush during Mid-Autumn Festival add to the crunch. Let us help you book flights and train tickets.

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Further Reading

Shanghai Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
September 1 84 °F 28.89 °C 73 °F 22.78 °C
September 2 84 °F 28.89 °C 72 °F 22.22 °C
September 3 84 °F 28.89 °C 72 °F 22.22 °C
September 4 84 °F 28.89 °C 72 °F 22.22 °C
September 5 83 °F 28.33 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
September 6 83 °F 28.33 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
September 7 83 °F 28.33 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
September 8 83 °F 28.33 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
September 9 82 °F 27.78 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
September 10 82 °F 27.78 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
September 11 82 °F 27.78 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
September 12 81 °F 27.22 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
September 13 81 °F 27.22 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
September 14 81 °F 27.22 °C 69 °F 20.56 °C
September 15 81 °F 27.22 °C 68 °F 20 °C
September 16 80 °F 26.67 °C 68 °F 20 °C
September 17 80 °F 26.67 °C 68 °F 20 °C
September 18 80 °F 26.67 °C 67 °F 19.44 °C
September 19 79 °F 26.11 °C 67 °F 19.44 °C
September 20 79 °F 26.11 °C 67 °F 19.44 °C
September 21 79 °F 26.11 °C 66 °F 18.89 °C
September 22 78 °F 25.56 °C 66 °F 18.89 °C
September 23 78 °F 25.56 °C 66 °F 18.89 °C
September 24 78 °F 25.56 °C 65 °F 18.33 °C
September 25 78 °F 25.56 °C 65 °F 18.33 °C
September 26 77 °F 25 °C 65 °F 18.33 °C
September 27 77 °F 25 °C 64 °F 17.78 °C
September 28 77 °F 25 °C 64 °F 17.78 °C
September 29 76 °F 24.44 °C 64 °F 17.78 °C
September 30 76 °F 24.44 °C 63 °F 17.22 °C

Shanghai Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Shanghai Weather in September

tharani 2013-08-05
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We are planning to travel to Shanghai/Hangzhou for honeymoon from 20th Sept till 25th September?How is the weather during that time.

Hi Tharani, the weather is quite good and comfortable during that time. Do you need any tour for these 2 cities?

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-08-08
Engr. Dr. Niaz A. Memon 2013-07-29
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What is the weather / climate for Shanghai and Hangzhou in August, Harbin in September and Daqing in October. Which clothing will be suitable.

Hi Engr, it is hot in August in Shanghai and Hangzhou, so summer clothes will do.

Harbin in September and Daqing in October would be much cooler, autumn clothes will do.

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-07-31
May 2012-10-28
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hi,i''m will planning go Shanghai on Sep 2013,how''s the wearher there?suiteable to go for a trip?

Hi May, September brings the approach of autumn, but the weather conditions remain as they are during the summer. Heat lingers, and the highest temperatures reach over 35 °C (95 °F). The average highest and lowest temperature based on form data are 27 °C (81 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F), respectively. From experience, locals may question this information. The weather cools down as the month continues, and evening and morning coolness comes at the end of the month.

September is one of the best times to visit Shanghai. Tourist attractions are not as crowded and hotel rooms are cheaper than during the peak of travel season from May to August. Planning to visit Shanghai in September? See China Highlights' Shanghai tours.

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-29
jaikishan 2012-09-26
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Wat is the weather inshangai at the month of september on 27to 2nd october reply quivkly pls
Hi Jaikishan, from 27 September to 2 October, the weather in Shanghai is very comfortable. The temperature is 23-25℃. Summer clothes still work, but a coat or sweater as well as long trousers are also suggested in case the temperature drops. Whitney Liao replied on 2012-09-27
kho soonkheng 2012-09-11
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where is the wet market in shanghai ? ie, places where people buy vege & fruits in the morning ? As a first time tourist, I like to know where I can buy the chinese caligraphy, wood & stone carvings. What are the famous local products to bring home ?
Hi Kho, Caoyang Market曹杨市场in Putuo District is a very big one for vegetables & fruits. Places to Buy Calligraphy Works, Paintings, Wood Carvings is Yuyuan Bazaar 豫园市场 Shanghai Yuyuan BazaarYuyuan Bazaar has an amazing array of traditional Chinese items, including paintings by folk artists, pearls from Taihu Lake, calligraphy, old bank notes and wood carvings. You can buy and bring some home. Whitney Liao replied on 2012-09-13
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