Seasons in Shenzhen

Shenzhen is the city in southern China. It is situated on eastern side of the Pearl River Delta and to north from Hong Kong. It is rapidly developing in production and other directions. Area occupied by the city once was hilly, but nowadays only three hills left while rest of territory is plain. Shenzhen lies on the border of subtropical and tropical climate zones. It is rainy and warm. Daily ranges of temperature there are not as wide as in northern or inland localities.

Due to smoothening influence of the South China Sea winter in Shenzen is mild. Air temperature rarely goes below 13 °C (55 °F). Summers are passing under strong influence of monsoon winds. It is rainy, windy and pretty hot. In addition Shenzhen often experiences typhoons. Best time to visit the city is between late October and December.


Seasons

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Spring in Shenzhen

Weather in first month of spring is comfortable. Temperature in March is in range of 16-22 °C (61-71 °F) and precipitation is moderate. With progress of the season air become warmer and approach of rainy season is more obvious. Amount of rainy days in March is around 10 while in April there are 12 of them and in May it rains for 15 days.

Temperature constantly grows through 20-26 °C (68-79 °F) in April to 23-29 °C (73-84 °F) in May. Last month of spring is first month of rainy season with 240 mm (9.4”) of average precipitation. Weather of last half of the month isn’t that great, but comparing to next season it is acceptable.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (60 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 51 mm (2.0")
April
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +19 °C (67 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 76 mm (3.0")
May
Max average t°: +29.5 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (74 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 175 mm (6.9")

Spring Holidays

March 8 – International Women’s Day.
March 12 – Arbor Day.

April 4 (5 in a leap year) – Tomb Sweeping Festival.
3rd day of the Third lunar month – Longhua Temple Fair.

May 1st – Labor Day.

Summer in Shenzhen

Summer is the time of rapid torrential showers and humid heat. Temperature range for whole season is between 32 °C (89 °F) at afternoon and 26 °C (79 °F) at night with minor variations from month to month. During 18 rainy days of each month the city receives around 350 mm (13.7”) of precipitation. And amount of rainfall in summer totals half of annual amount of rain.

On the other hand due to fast nature of rains summer is much sunnier than spring. Combination of precipitation and heat creates devastating weather. So if summer visit to the city is necessary, you should mind proper hydration and protection from the sun.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 195 mm (7.7")
July
Max average t°: +32 °C (90 °F)
Min average t°: +26 °C (78 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 183 mm (7.2")
August
Max average t°: +32 °C (89 °F)
Min average t°: +25 °C (78 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 216 mm (8.5")

Summer Holidays

June 1 – Children’s Day.
5th day of 5th lunar month – Dragon Boat Festival.
July 11 – National Maritime Day.

7th day of 7th lunar month – Double Seven Festival.
15th day of 7th lunar month – Ghost Festival.

August 1 – Army Day.

Autumn in Shenzhen

September in many ways is just another summer month, unless it tiny bit cooler and slightly less rainy. But in October someone closes valves in skies and abundant showers come to neigh. Temperature rolls down to range of 22-29 °C (71-84 °F) and best time to visit Shenzhen begins.

Blessed days will last through November with its range of average temperature between 18 °C (64 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F). Of course, it isn’t the best conditions for swimming, but beaches aren’t main attraction of the city at all. November has the most comfortable combination of warmth, precipitation and sunshine in a year.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (76 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 121 mm (4.8")
October
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 61 mm (2.4")
November
Max average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 52 mm (2.1")

Autumn Holidays

September-February – Craft: The Reset.
September 30 – Victory over Japan Day.

15th day of 8th lunar month – Mid-Autumn festival.
October 1-3 – National Day.

Winter in Shenzhen

In general winter in Shenzhen is mild in terms of temperature and dry in terms of precipitation. Actually it is the driest season of a year. Throughout whole season temperature of air at afternoon is somewhere around 20 °C (68 °F). Actually it is slightly higher in December and slightly lower in January. Same thing concerns nighttime temperature, but middle mark is near 13 °C (55 °F).

Amount of rainfall starts to grow in February, but change is barely noticeable. Whole winter season is great for visit to the city. It is more comfortable and safe season than summer.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Min average t°: +12.5 °C (55 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 31 mm (1.2")
January
Max average t°: +19.5 °C (67 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 36 mm (1.4")
February
Max average t°: +19.5 °C (67 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 29 mm (1.1")

Winter Holidays

December 8-9 – Electric Jungle Music Festival.
December 31-January 1 – New Year’s Eve (Gregorian calendar).
1st day of 1st lunar month – Spring Festival (Chinesse New Year).
2nd day of 2nd lunar month – Zhonge Festival.
19th day of 2nd lunar month – Guanyin's Birthday.

December-January – Bay Art.
December-March – A Minion’s Perspective Exhibition, National Geographic: A New Age of Exploration.
January 9 – Enjoy calligraphy at artistic land.

*Some observances, public holidays and other events are being held according to Chinese Lunar Calendar. Respective dates in Gregorian calendar are vary from year to year.