Shenzhen is located in humid subtropical climate zone. Being only 1 hour from Guangzhou by train, Shenzhen has similar weather with Guangzhou, with wet and scorching summers, mild and sunny winters. Shenzhen has plentiful sunshine and rainfall all year round. The yearly average temperature is 22 °C (72 °F), and the yearly precipitation is 1933 millimeters (76 inches). Most of the Rainfall happens from June to August. Shenzhen is frequented by typhoons, which occur mainly from July to September. The best time to visit Shenzhen is from October till February of the next year.
Spring is from March to May. The weather is a bit unstable, but it is generally warm and relatively dry. Prepare sweater and light clothes for this season.
Summer is long from June to early-October. It is scorching and wet, with occasional typhoons and frequent afternoon thunderstorms. July and August are the hottest months, with the high temperature sometimes reaching up to 40 °C (104 °F). The average temperature in summer months also hit 34 °C (93 °F). Wear any summer clothes, such as shorts, shirts and skirts, and also sun protection such as hats, sun block and sunglasses. Drink lots of water and avoid going out at noon. Besides drinking water, you can also try drinking the popular local herbal tea. June to August is the rainy season with frequent afternoon showers, while from July to September the city is occasionally hit by typhoons. Bring umbrella while traveling in summer.
Autumn is from mid-October to December. It is one of the best times of the year to travel in Shenzhen, with mostly pleasant sunny and cool weather. The average low and high temperature is respectively at 23 °C (75 °F) and 28 °C (83 °F) in October, and 19 °C (67 °F) and 24 °C (76 °F) in November, and 15 °C (60 °F) and 21 °C (70 °F) in December. Prepare a light sweater and a coat is enough, but also a long-sleeve shirt when it is warmer during the day.
Winter is short from January to February, with mild and dry weather. It is also one of the best times of the year to visit Shenzhen. The average low and high temperature is 14 °C (58 °F) and 19 °C (67 °F) in January, and 15 °C (59 °F) and 19 °C (67 °F) in February. Shirts, a sweater and an overcoat are enough for the winter in Shenzhen.