Plan your Shanghai tour in January? So for various reasons you choose to visit the international metropolis of Shanghai in January, the coldest month in a year.
The Weather in January in Shanghai
Situated south of Yangtze River, though its mercury drop is a bit higher than that in the northern China, it still feels very cold in January in Shanghai as its feeling temperature can be much lower due to its humid and windy weather in winter, plus the absence of the central heating systems popular in the northern China.
Shanghai features a humid subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. In January, Shanghai’s average temperature falls between 1℃ (Night) and 8℃ (Day).
There is a big temperature difference between day and night. This month is humid and windy and it feels much colder than what its mercury shows. Be ready for change of clothing and drink constantly on your day trip.
Historical Weather Data for January in Shanghai
We’ve summed up the following Shanghai’s historical daily weather data which may give you very useful weather information on Shanghai in terms of average daily lowest and highest temperature as well as extreme temperatures.
You can make use of the historical weather date to plan your January trip to Shanghai, deciding on what to wear and what to pack.
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What to Wear and Pack in Shanghai in January
In January, Shanghai is cold, windy and humid with the average temperature between the highest 8℃ and the lowest 1 ℃ characterised by the big temperature drop between day and night.
Outdoor daytime wear: overcoat, thin down jackets, jeans, overcoat, layers and knit wear;
Outdoor evening wear: down jackets, or overcoat, knit wear ,jeans, winter hat, gloves and caps
Where to See in Shanghai in Janury
As you know, Shanghai is cut into two parts by Huangpu River: Pudong ( to the east of Huangpu River ) and Puxi ( to the west of the Huangpu River ). Most of the historical and scenic sites in shanghai are in Puxi while Pudong is the new development area peppered with numerous futuristic high-rise buildings.
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Though winter is not the best season to visit Shanghai in terms of weather, it doesn’t make much difference to visit Shanghai in winter from other seasons due to its static city landscapes. Shanghai winter tour has its own advantage – less crowded, big discounts for admission fees, hotels and flights. Check out Top Things to do in Shanghai in winter.
January Events, Holidays & Festivals
1. New Year Eve Ceremony
Each year Shanghai local tourism bureau will hold a fantastic “New Year Celebration” on the eve of the coming new year in a unique way. Turn to a local travel agency or visit Shanghai tourism bureau’s official website for the new year celebration.
2. Spring Festival
Spring Festival is the biggest and most celebrated festival in China as well as some countries of east and southeast Asia. People enjoy 3 day holiday. Chinese government makes it a 7 day holiday by moving the prior weekend and the upcoming one together.
This year’s Spring Festival lasts from January 31 to February 6, 2022
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If you don’t want to do a self-guided tour and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:
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