The best times to visit Shenzhen for ideal weather are

October 22nd to April 15th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Shenzhen

Temperature

Average temperatures in Shenzhen vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Shenzhen, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 91.4°F (33°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.5°F (25.3°C) at night.

Shenzhen Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Shenzhen Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Shenzhen Perceived Temperature (F)

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Shenzhen Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Shenzhen Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 65.8 57.7 50
Feb 68.4 61.9 56.1
Mar 72.3 66.2 61
Apr 78 71.9 67
May 84.5 78.5 73.9
Jun 88 81.9 77.2
Jul 90 83.2 77.8
Aug 90 82.8 77.3
Sep 88.3 81.3 75.9
Oct 84 76.6 70.6
Nov 77 69.3 62.6
Dec 68.4 60.4 52.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 18.8 14.3 10
Feb 20.2 16.6 13.4
Mar 22.4 19 16.1
Apr 25.6 22.2 19.4
May 29.2 25.8 23.3
Jun 31.1 27.7 25.1
Jul 32.2 28.4 25.4
Aug 32.2 28.2 25.2
Sep 31.3 27.4 24.4
Oct 28.9 24.8 21.4
Nov 25 20.7 17
Dec 20.2 15.8 11.5


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Shenzhen are January, February, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October. For example, on the week of October 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Shenzhen? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Shenzhen.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Shenzhen (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 0.8
Feb 8% 0 1.1
Mar 9% 0 1.5
Apr 21% 0 5.3
May 37% 0 11.6
Jun 45% 0 15.6
Jul 43% 0 12
Aug 34% 0 9
Sep 27% 0 7.6
Oct 10% 0 3.7
Nov 9% 0 1.1
Dec 8% 0 1.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 2
Feb 8 0 2.8
Mar 9 0 3.8
Apr 21 0 13.5
May 37 0 29.5
Jun 45 0 39.6
Jul 43 0 30.5
Aug 34 0 22.9
Sep 27 0 19.3
Oct 10 0 9.4
Nov 9 0 2.8
Dec 8 0 3.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Shenzhen has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (60.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (79.4%).

Wind in Shenzhen is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and March. April’s average wind speed of around 4.6 knots (5.3 MPH or 8.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 8.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Shenzhen.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4 Light breeze 7.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.5 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.5 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.6 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Jul 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Nov 4.1 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze
Dec 4 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.8%
Feb 69.5%
Mar 71.5%
Apr 74.2%
May 77.4%
Jun 79.4%
Jul 77.3%
Aug 78%
Sep 73.5%
Oct 66.4%
Nov 66.3%
Dec 60.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Shenzhen?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Nov 23, 2018 there are travel warnings for China; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Shenzhen, China is July, followed by February and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Shenzhen in May. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 32.8 in May means 32.8% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Shenzhen Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 67.5°F (19.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 11 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Shenzhen, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 73.4°F (23°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Shenzhen to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 71.5°F (21.9°C) and 64.1°F (17.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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