Shenzhen Weather: Climate, Temperature & Best Time to Visit

Located in the southeast coastal region of China and with a low altitude, Shenzhen’s climate is highly influenced by the monsoon. It is overall mild and humid all year round with such weather pattern: a long mild summer and short relatively warm winter, abundant rainfall and sunshine. In the past years, its annual average temperature is 23°C/73°F which makes it a year-round travel destination. In a year, January sees the lowest temperature, with the average temperature of 15.4°C/59.72°F, and July sees the highest temperature, with the average temperature of 28.9°C/84.02°F. In spring, Shenzhen’s weather always changes from time to time, and it may quickly become cool even it’s warm. In summer, with the highest level of precipitation in a year, Shenzhen is rainy and hot. In autumn and winter, it’s relatively cool and dry. Check to know the best time to visit Shenzhen, its average temperature by month, average AQI, average rainfall, average humidity, and four seasons.

Best Time to Visit Shenzhen

Spring and Autumn are most suitable for you to visit Shenzhen when the weather is not so hot or rainy. Based on the weather pattern of a year in Shenzhen and the tourism score, the best time of a year to visit Shenzhen is from mid-March to mid-April and mid-October to late November, when the temperature is comfortable and rainfall occurs less. Meanwhile, it is necessary to check out the weather forecast when planning your Shenzhen tour 2020.

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Shenzhen Seasons to Go

Being affected by the tropical monsoon climate of South Asia, Shenzhen’s 4 seasons can’t be divided according to the way inland China using(Spring: March - May, Summer: June - August, Autumn: September - November, Winter: December - February). According to the official data of Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau, Shenzhen’s spring is from 6th, February to 20th, April, its summer is from 21st, April to 2nd, November, its Autumn is from 3th, November to 12th, January, and its winter is from 13rd, January to 5th, February.
Spring (6th, February - 20th, April)
In Spring, Shenzhen is cool and dry, and its weather changes from time to time. Some days, you can feel warm, but you may feel cold the next day. However, most of the days you will feel comfortable. It’s advised to wear your casual and light clothes with some long-sleeved shirts and windproof jackets when the temperature is relatively low, and wear light shirt or T-shirt in warm days.
Seasonal Activities
In these days, you could go to the Shenzhen Bay Park to enjoy the green energy of the modern city. Meanwhile, you can feel the locals’ life while wandering around the park and seeing musicians, elderly taichi practitioners, couples crossing faux-ancient bridges and a small lake. As the weather is so warm, it’s great to have some outdoor activities. You could also go to the Splendid China Folk Village where you could see 82 miniatures of iconic places in China and go to the 27 ethnic villages to experience the ethnic customs of China.
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Shenzhen in Spring

Shenzhen in Spring

Summer (21st, April - 2nd, November)
In summer, dominated by the subtropical high, Shenzhen is always hot and is susceptible to maximum temperature. Meanwhile, Shenzhen’s summer sees abundant rainfall. In July, the temperature may even higher than 30°C/86°F In this season, it is advised to bring T-shirts, sunglasses and sun cream, and please bring a raincoat/umbrella and a pair of waterproofed sports shoes in case of unexpected rain. It should be noted that the city is located at the estuary of the Pearl River and is therefore an area susceptible to typhoons. Generally typhoons impact Shenzhen mostly from May to December with the strongest from July to September.
Seasonal Activities
In summer, it’s better to have some indoor activities. You could go to the Shenzhen Museum to learn about Shenzhen’s history of development over the past 40 years and have a vivid understanding of “Shenzhen Speed”. You could go to the Ping'an Financial Center - the world’s 4th tallest building - to have a bird’s eye view of the whole city. In addition, you could also go to the Splendid China Folk Village to take part in the Water Splashing Festival (People throw water to each other to show their best wishes.) in June to July to feel the enthusiasm of Dai people. During June to September, you could also take part in the International Beer Festival in Window of the World to see an enthusiastic Shenzhen.
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Shenzhen in Summer

Shenzhen in Summer

Autumn (3th, November - 12th, January)
In autumn, Shenzhen always sees dry and cool weather. The temperature remains around 20°C(68°F) which is very comfortable. You could just enjoy your travel in Shenhzen without caring much about the weather. A long-sleeved T-shirt and a light overcoat are enough for this season.
Seasonal Activities
As this season is so suitable for travel, you could go almost any attraction you want. You could go to the Dafen Oil Painting Village working on the replicas of world-famous paintings. In its heyday, Dafen produced 60 percent of all new oil paintings available worldwide. You can also go shopping in the Luohu Commercial City where you could buy almost anything you want with a cheap price. Eating in Dong Men Pedestrian Street is also a good choice for you to taste those snacks from the whole China.
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Shenzhen in Autumn

Winter (13rd, January - 5th,February)
Winter is the most cold season in one year in Shenzhen, and the official data shows that 63% of years of Shenzhen has winter. Although the winter stays in Shenzhen with only 24 days on average, more than a half of the cold wave in a year is likely to appear in this season. However, even if the temperature may fall to around 3°C(37°F), it won’t last for long. Once there are three continuous sunny days, you will feel as hot as in summer. If you travel there at this time, you may just take a long-sleeved T-shirt and a thick jacket.
Seasonal Activities
In this season, you could also go any attractions you want. As the Chinese Spring Festival may come in this period, you could have the opportunity to explore the Chinese traditional culture by celebrating the festival with them. You could watch the Long Gang Dragon Parade on streets, look the colorful lanterns in Splendid China Folk Village. In Splendid China Folk Village, you could also eat special Chinese foods and dance with Chinese people. In many them park, nature parks or large malls, you could also see some activities of celebrations.
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Shenzhen in Winter

Shenzhen Weather by Month

Shenzhen Weather in Jan.

  • Temperature: 15°C /59°F
  • High Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Low Temperature: 12°C / 54°F
  • Average AQI: 57
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Rainfall: 30 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6 days
  • Sunrise: 07:03 ~ 07:05
  • Sunset: 17:50 ~ 18:11
  • Shenzhen Weather in Feb.

  • Temperature: 16°C /61°F
  • High Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Low Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Average AQI: 37
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Rainfall: 44 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Sunrise: 06:45 ~ 07:02
  • Sunset: 18:12 ~ 18:26
  • Shenzhen Weather in Mar.

  • Temperature: 19°C / 66°F
  • High Temperature: 23°C / 73°F
  • Low Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
  • Average AQI: 41
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Rainfall: 67 mm
  • Rainy Days: 11 days
  • Sunrise: 06:17 ~ 06:45
  • Sunset: 18:27 ~ 18:38
  • Shenzhen Weather in Apr.

  • Temperature: 23°C / 73°F
  • High Temperature: 26°C /79°F
  • Low Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Average AQI: 40
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Rainfall: 174 mm
  • Rainy Days: 12 days
  • Sunrise: 05:52 ~ 06:16
  • Sunset: 18:39 ~ 18:50
  • Shenzhen Weather in May.

  • Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • High Temperature: 29°C /84°F
  • Low Temperature: 23°C / 73°F
  • Average AQI: 39
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Rainfall: 239 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16 days
  • Sunrise: 05:38 ~ 05:51
  • Sunset: 18:50 ~ 19:03
  • Shenzhen Weather in June.

  • Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • High Temperature: 31°C / 88°F
  • Low Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Average AQI: 38
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Rainfall: 297 mm
  • Rainy Days: 19 days
  • Sunrise: 05:38 ~ 05:42
  • Sunset: 19:04 ~ 19:12
  • Shenzhen Weather in July.

  • Temperature: 29°C / 84°F
  • High Temperature: 32°C / 90°F
  • Low Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • Average AQI: 32
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Rainfall: 340 mm
  • Rainy Days: 17 days
  • Sunrise: 05:42 ~ 05:54
  • Sunset: 19:05 ~ 19:12
  • Shenzhen Weather in Aug.

  • Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • High Temperature: 32°C / 90°F
  • Low Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • Average AQI: 40
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Rainfall: 368 mm
  • Rainy Days: 18 days
  • Sunrise: 05:55 ~ 06:06
  • Sunset: 18:42 ~ 19:05
  • Shenzhen Weather in Sept.

  • Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
  • High Temperature: 31°C / 88°F
  • Low Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Average AQI: 42
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Rainfall: 288 mm
  • Rainy Days: 15 days
  • Sunrise: 06:06 ~ 06:14
  • Sunset: 18:12 ~ 18:41
  • Shenzhen Weather in Oct.

  • Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • High Temperature: 29°C / 84°F
  • Low Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • Average AQI: 53
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Rainfall: 99 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7 days
  • Sunrise: 06:15 ~ 06:27
  • Sunset: 17:47 ~ 18:11
  • Shenzhen Weather in Nov.

  • Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • High Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Low Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • Average AQI: 48
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Rainfall: 37 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • Sunrise: 06:28 ~ 06:46
  • Sunset: 17:38 ~ 17:46
  • Shenzhen Weather in Dec.

  • Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
  • High Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • Low Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Average AQI: 54
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Rainfall: 34 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • Sunrise: 06:46 ~ 07:03
  • Sunset: 17:38 ~ 17:49
  • How to Plan Your Shenzhen Tour

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    Average AQI of Shenzhen

    Average AQI of Shenzhen

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    AQI 57 37 41 40 39 38 32 40 42 53 48 54
  • Excellent: 0-50
  • Good: 51-100
  • Lightly Polluted: 101-150
  • Average Rainfall of Shenzhen

    Average Rainfall of Shenzhen

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    mm 30 44 67 174 239 297 340 368 288 99 37 34
    Days 6 10 11 12 16 19 17 18 15 7 5 5

    Average Humidity of Shenzhen

    Average Humidity of Shenzhen

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    % 72 77 80 81 82 82 81 82 79 72 68 67

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