March weather forecast and climate
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 March

The first month of the spring, March, is a moderate month in Shanghai, China, with average temperature ranging between max 13.8°C (56.8°F) and min 6.9°C (44.4°F).

Temperature

In Shanghai, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a fresh 10.1°C (50.2°F) in February, to a mild 13.8°C (56.8°F). In Shanghai, the average low-temperature is 6.9°C (44.4°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Shanghai, China, is 73%.

Rainfall

In Shanghai, it is raining for 12.4 days, with typically 93.8mm (3.69") of accumulated precipitation. In Shanghai, during the entire year, the rain falls for 120.8 days and collects up to 1166.1mm (45.91") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

February and March, with an average sea temperature of 8°C (46.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Shanghai.
Note: Swimming in 8°C (46.4°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.

Daylight

In Shanghai, the average length of the day is 12h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 4.1h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Shanghai, China, is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Shanghai?

In Shanghai, China, the average relative humidity in March is 73%.

How many days does it rain in March in Shanghai?

In Shanghai, in March, it is raining for 12.4 days, with typically 93.8mm (3.69") of accumulated precipitation.

What months are the sea coldest in Shanghai?

February and March, with an average sea temperature of 8°C (46.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater.

What is the water temperature in March in Shanghai?

In Shanghai, China, the average seawater temperature in March is 8°C (46.4°F). Swimming in 8°C (46.4°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the average length of the day in March in Shanghai?

The average length of the day in March in Shanghai is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does Shanghai have in March?

In Shanghai, China, the average sunshine in March is 4.1h.

How high is the UV index in March in Shanghai?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Shanghai, China, is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Shanghai, China

Average temperature in March - Shanghai, China
  • Average high temperature in March: 13.8°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 March: 6.9°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 March
Shanghai, China

Average humidity in March - Shanghai, China
  • Average humidity in March: 73%

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 March
Shanghai, China

Average rainfall in March - Shanghai, China
  • Average rainfall in March: 93.8mm

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 March
Shanghai, China

Average rainfall days in March - Shanghai, China
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.4 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 March
Shanghai, China

Average sea temperature in March - Shanghai, China
  • Average sea temperature in March: 8°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 March /
Average sunshine in March
Shanghai, China

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Shanghai, China
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

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 March: 4.1h

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 March
Shanghai, China

Average UV index in March - Shanghai, China
  • Average UV index in March: 7

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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