Visit Shanghai in February (Weater, Wear & Tips)

Plan your Shanghai tour in February? Shanghai features the humid subtropical marine climate with distinct four seasons, usually humid summer and cold winter. February is still in the cold winter season with average 9℃ in the day and 2℃ at night.

The feeling temperature in Shanghai is a bit lower due to the humid cold air and gusty northern wind, plus the lack of indoor heating system popular in the northern China.

Pudong Skyline at Night

So if you are going to visit Shanghai in February, you still need to wrap up well. The good thing about February is that you are entitled to huge discounts on your hotel, entrance tickets, transportation, etc.

The Weather in February in Shanghai

Situated south of Yangtze River and on the southeast coastal  area of China, Shanghai has a humid subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons.

In February, Shanghai’s average temperature ranges between 2℃ (Night) and 9℃ (Day). There is a big temperature difference between day and night.  This month is  still humid, windy and it feels much colder than what its mercury shows. Dress warm for your Shanghai trip in February.

Historical Weather Data for February in Shanghai

We’ve collected the following Shanghai’s historical daily weather data,  which allows you to learn about the general weather condition in advance.

You can make use of the historical weather date to plan  your Februry trip to Shanghai, deciding on what to wear and what to pack.

DateAverage HighAverage LowExtreme HighExtreme Low
Feb 017℃0℃17℃(1953)-7℃(1966)
Feb 027℃0℃19℃(1968)-6℃(1952)
Feb 037℃0℃16℃(1975)-5℃(1952)
Feb 048℃1℃16℃(1989)-8℃(1952)
Feb 058℃1℃21℃(1972)-8℃(1952)
Feb 069℃2℃26℃(1991)-7℃(1952)
Feb 078℃2℃19℃(1990)-5℃(1951)
Feb 089℃2℃20℃(1978)-5℃(1967)
Feb 099℃2℃23℃(1978)-5℃(1967)
Feb 109℃2℃25℃(1990)-6℃(1956)
Feb 118℃2℃27℃(1955)-7℃(1967)
Feb 1210℃2℃25℃(1961)-8℃(1967)
Feb 1310℃3℃27℃(1951)-7℃(1954)
Feb  1410℃3℃25℃(1955)-5℃(1969)
Feb 159℃3℃21℃(1977)-3℃(1954)
Feb 169℃2℃18℃(1996)-6℃(1967)
Feb 179℃2℃17℃(1958)-7℃(1965)
Feb 189℃2℃22℃(1979)-6℃(1965)
Feb 199℃2℃16℃(1992)-5℃(1960)
Feb 209℃2℃21℃(1996)-6℃(1960)
Feb 2110℃2℃23℃(1951)-4℃(1967)
Feb 2210℃2℃20℃(1998)-4℃(1967)
Feb 2310℃2℃20℃(1963)-4℃(1973)
Feb 249℃3℃21℃(1987)-4℃(1953)
Feb 2510℃3℃23℃(1987)-5℃(1965)
Feb 269℃3℃19℃(1962)-4℃(1973)
Feb 2710℃3℃25℃(1987)-5℃(1966)
Feb 2811℃3℃22℃(1987)-5℃(1991)

What to Wear in February in Shanghai

In February, Shanghai is still cold, windy and humid with the average temperature between the highest 9℃ and the lowest 2 ℃ 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

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.

If it is your first time to visit Shanghai, we are happy to present you our version of Top 10 Things to Do in Shanghai for your reference. You are kindly advised to visit Shanghai per your personal taste. Hope our Top 10 Things to Do in Shanghai will be helpful in planning your Shanghai trip. Check out the link – Top 10 Attractions in Shanghai.

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.

What to Eat

Shanghai has a good reputation in Chinese gourmet circles, and boasts one of China’s most characteristic and distinctive cuisines.

You can appreciate the beautiful scenery and enjoy the local food culture as well during your Shanghai tour.

Shanghai cuisine, collecting the traditional of old Shanghai and the fad of new Shanghai, is a place gathering all kinds of snacks such as Nanxiang Xiaolongbao (Steamed Pork Dumplings), a must you should taste on your Shanghai trip.

Nanxiang Xiaolongbao is a traditional snack of Nanxiang Town with a history of more than 100 years. It is deeply popular with the tourists both home and abroad for its thin skin, much stuffing, fresh flavour. You can find Nanxiang Xiaolongbao in many places in Shanghai.

We’ve rounded up the top 10 best restaurants in Shanghai, so  get ready to have a bite! Please check out Top 10 Best Restaurants in Shanghai  and Top 10 Shanghai Classic Vegetarian Restaurants  for more information.

February Events, Holidays & Festivals

Annual Events and Festivals

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 is the Chinese government’s “holiday economy” policy. 2022 Chinese new year starts January 31 through February 06, 2017.

Lantern Festival
Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the Chinese lunar new year which falls on February 15, 2022. The New Year comes to an end when the Festival of Lanterns sets in. Each lantern festival finds lantern shows and folk dance everywhere.

One special food for the festival is the Tang Yuan, another kind of dumplings made of sweet rice rolled into balls and stuffed with either sweet or different fillings. People solve riddles on the lanterns.

Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours

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:

Shanghai Tour
Shanghai Day Tour
Shanghai Multi-Day Tour
Shanghai Evening Tour
Shanghai Cruise Port ( Transfer& Excursions )
Shanghai Beijing Tour
Shanghai Xian Tour
Shanghai Car Rental with Driver

Further Readings

Top 10 Attractions in Shanghai
Shanghai’s Top 10 Iconic Landmarks
Top 10 Markets in Shanghai
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do at night in Shanghai
Best Places for Autumn Leaves in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do in Winter in Shanghai
Top 10 Souvenirs in Shanghai
Top 10 Photo Spots in Shanghai
10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Shanghai
Top Things to Do for Kids in Shanghai
Top family-friendly spots to visit in Shanghai
Top 10 Shanghai Museums
Doing things the local way in Shanghai
Shanghai Cherry Blossom Festival

How to Plan a Trip to Shanghai
Best time to visit Shanghai
How to Visit Shanghai on a Budget
Where to stay in Shanghai
Visit Shanghai in December
How to Visit Shanghai in November
Visit Shanghai in October
How to Visit Shanghai in March
Visit Shanghai in February
Shanghai in January Travel Guide
Shanghai Layout, the city layout of Shanghai

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Public Transportation at Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Huangpu River Cruis e Ticket Booking (Tickets, Photos and Map)
Shanghai Hop On Hop Off
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The highest al fresco dining venue in China
Shopping in Pudong Shanghai
Top 10 Shanghai Classic Vegetarian Restaurants
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Ticket Booking for Beijing Shanghai High Speed Rail
Top 10 Shanghai Budget Hotels
Top 10 Shanghai Luxury Hotels
Top 10 Shanghai Boutique Hotels

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