Shenzhen is in a humid subtropical climate zone with wet, scorching summers and mild, sunny winters. Its coastal maritime weather is changeable and keeps the pollution away, making Shenzhen one of the better major cities of China for air quality.
Shenzhen has plentiful sunshine and rainfall all year round. The yearly average temperature is 22°C (72°F) and the yearly precipitation is 1,933 millimeters (76 inches). Most of the rainfall occurs from June to August, and Shenzhen has a few typhoons a year, which occur mainly from July to September.
The Best Time to Visit Shenzhen
The best time to visit Shenzhen is from October to April. The weather during this period is pleasant with much less rainfall and the occurrence of a typhoon is very rare.
Spring - Pleasant with Less Rain
Spring is from March to May. The weather is generally warm and relatively dry at the beginning of the season but it is a bit unstable from May.
In spring, the average high temperature is 27°C (81°F) and the average low temperature is 21°C (70°F).
Prepare sweaters and a jacket in March because the temperature may drop at night. In April, some long-sleeved clothes are adequate. When May arrives, you can wear your summer clothes.
Travel Tips in Spring
May is the beginning of the rainy season in Shenzhen so an umbrella is useful.
Spring is a peak season for tourism in Shenzhen due to the wonderful weather. You have better opportunities to enjoy your travel experience on clear days and your plans are never interrupted by heavy rain and extreme weather.
As you don’t need to prepare thick clothes and sun protection, you can enjoy traveling lighter.
If you plan to visit Shenzhen in spring, you are advised to confirm your flight and hotel bookings in advance.
Spring is a suitable time to visit some theme parks, such as Window of the World and China Folk Culture Village.
Summer - Hot, Rainy, and Occasional Typhoons
Summer is long, lasting from June to early October. It is scorching and wet with occasional typhoons and frequent afternoon thunderstorms.
In summer, the average high temperature is 32°C (90°F) and the average low temperature is 27°C (81°F). The high temperature sometimes reaches 40°C (104°F).
June to August is the rainy season with frequent afternoon showers while the city is occasionally hit by typhoons from July to September.
Wear summer clothes, such as shorts, shirts, and skirts, and sun protection, such as hats, sunblock, and sunglasses.
Travel Tips in Summer
Drink lots of water and avoid going out at noon. Try drinking the popular local herbal tea. Take an umbrella to protect yourself from both the sunshine and the rainfall while traveling during this season.
Although the rain and typhoons can cause disadvantages, summer is still a peak season to travel, especially during July and August, which is the Chinese summer holiday for students. You are advised to book your flights and hotels at least 1 month in advance if you are going to travel during the summer vacation period.
There are not as many visitors to the city in June and September.
Autumn - Sunny and Cool
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 temperatures are 23°C (73°F) and 28°C (82°F) in October, 19°C (66°F) and 24°C (75°F) in November, and 15°C (59°F) and 21°C (70°F) in December.
Prepare a light sweater and a coat but also a long-sleeved shirt to wear when it is warmer during the day.
Travel Tips in Autumn
Autumn is the golden time to visit Shenzhen as the temperature is much cooler than the scorching summer and there is less rain. You can carry less luggage and be less concerned about the weather.
Autumn is an excellent time to go to a high location and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the city.
Winter - Mild and Dry
Winter is short, lasting 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 temperatures are 14°C (57°F) and 19°C (66°F) in January, and 15°C (59°F) and 19°C (66°F) in February.
Shenzhen’s winter is not very cold so packing shirts, sweaters, and an overcoat is sufficient.
Travel Tips in Winter
Winter is the shoulder season when visiting Shenzhen.
As tens of millions of workers flock home during Chinese New Year, which falls in January or February, this is the least crowded time for Shenzhen’s attractions.
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