January weather forecast
Shanghai, China

The mother River Huangpu dividing the city into two in Shanghai, China
The mother River Huangpu dividing the city into two in Shanghai, China

Weather in January

January, the same as December, in Shanghai, China, is another chilly winter month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 2.1°C (35.8°F) and an average high of 8.1°C (46.6°F).

Temperature

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 8.1°C (46.6°F) and an average low-temperature of 2.1°C (35.8°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Shanghai is 74%.

Rainfall

In Shanghai, during January, the rain falls for 9.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 74.4mm (2.93") of precipitation. In Shanghai, China, during the entire year, the rain falls for 120.8 days and collects up to 1166.1mm (45.91") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Shanghai, the average water temperature is 10°C (50°F).
Note: At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In Shanghai, the average length of the day in January is 10.4h.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine is January, with an average of 3.7h of sunshine.

UV index

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 4 in January interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Shanghai?

The coldest month in Shanghai is January, with an average high-temperature of 8.1°C (46.6°F) and an average low-temperature of 2.1°C (35.8°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Shanghai?

In Shanghai, China, the average relative humidity in January is 74%.

How much does it rain in Shanghai in January?

In Shanghai, in January, during 9.9 rainfall days, 74.4mm (2.93") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the water temperature in January in Shanghai?

In Shanghai, China, in January, the average water temperature is 10°C (50°F). Swimming in 10°C (50°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

How many hours of daylight does Shanghai have in January?

In Shanghai, China, the average length of the day in January is 10.4h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Shanghai?

The month with the least sunshine in Shanghai is January, with an average of 3.7h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Shanghai have in January?

In Shanghai, the average sunshine in January is 3.7h.

What is the UV index reading in January in Shanghai?

In Shanghai, China, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Shanghai, China

Average temperature in January - Shanghai, China
  • Average high temperature in January: 8.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (8.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 2.1°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (25.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (2.1°C).

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Average humidity in January
Shanghai, China

Average humidity in January - Shanghai, China
  • Average humidity in January: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is June (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is December (71%).

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Average rainfall in January
Shanghai, China

Average rainfall in January - Shanghai, China
  • Average rainfall in January: 74.4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (213.7mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (43.9mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Shanghai, China

Average rainfall days in January - Shanghai, China
  • Average rainfall days in January: 9.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (12.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is October (6.9 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Shanghai, China

Average sea temperature in January - Shanghai, China
  • Average sea temperature in January: 10°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (27°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (8°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Shanghai, China

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Shanghai, China
  • Average daylight in January: 10.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.1h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3.7h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 6.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.7h).

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Average UV index in January
Shanghai, China

Average UV index in January - Shanghai, China
  • Average UV index in January: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 11).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 3).

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