Shenzhen Climate & Weather

Briefing
Shenzhen is situated in the humid subtropical part of China, located at about the Tropic of Cancer, yet due to the Siberian anticyclone, has a warm, monsoon-influenced, humid subtropical climate. Winters are mild and relatively dry, due in part to the influence of the South China Sea, and frost is very rare. Spring begins somewhat dry, but rainfall begins to dramatically increase in April, and the rainy season lasts until early to mid October. The monsoon reaches its peak intensity in the Summer months, when the city also experiences very humid, and hot, but moderated, conditions. The region is prone to torrential rain as well, with 10 days that have 50 millimetres (1.97 in) or more of rain.
 
The latter portion of Autumn is dry. The yearly average temperature is 22°C (72°F). The annual precipitation averages at over 1,900 millimetres (75 in), some of which is delivered in typhoons that strike from the east during Summer and early Autumn.
 
♦ Climate Data Table for Shenzhen
        Month
 Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
maximum
temperature
(℃)
19.6
19.7
22.8
26.3
29.3
31.8
32.3
32.2
31.1
28.7
25.1
21.1
minimum
temperature
(℃)
14.9
15.6
18.7
22.5
25.7
27.6
28.6
28.6
27.1
24.5
20.1
16.3
Rainfall (mm)
29.8
44.3
67.6
174.1
238.6
296.4
339.4
368.1
238.1
99.1
37.2
34.1
Days of rainfall
1.1
1.6
2.8
5.5
11.2
15.7
14.3
14.8
11.7
4.7
1.5
1
 
♦ Tips for Shenzhen Weather
Best time to visit Shenzhen:
The best time to visit Shenzhen is really August to September when a series of celebrations are held. Additionally, the China Hi-Tech Fair is held in Shenzhen from the 12th to the 17th of October every year. It is therefore always advisable to make reservations well in advance of your visit to Shenzhen as the area is particularly busy during these days.

 
Try to Avoid domestic travel seasons
Try to plan your Shenzhen tour by avoiding the peak holidays. Because of the Chinese tourists, those attractions become more crowded in these periods.
 
The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for traveling.