This is Wang Jian Shuo’s weather station, broadcasting from Shanghai. :-)
Just kidding. I know many people will come to Shanghai recently. You can imagine how frequently I receive emails to tell me they are coming to Shanghai and with exact date. I wish I have a public calendar to mark my reader’s trip to Shanghai, so people can share information, and best of all, ask those who just returned about timely information, like weather or the status of Xiangyang Market. You may not always get the latest information on my site. Some information is 2 years or three years old. How I wish I could help to add updates to those entries. I simply cannot do it.
Back to the topic, I have the impression that July will be the month with more visitors than other month. This is only from my very limited survey pool. So let me tell you something important – the weather.
I am sorry, but I have to tell you, July is not good time to visit Shanghai, if it is not the worst time.
About one week ago, Shanghai officially entered the rainy season. By using “official”, I mean media reported that all metrics show the rainy season arrived. Shanghai will be humid and hot in the next month. The season is expected to end on July 9.
Recently, it is really hot, and hotter every day. It is 33 C today, 34 C tomorrow, and 35 C the day after tomorrow.
So here is my suggestion:
1. Don’t worry. Most places have air/con, and you won’t suffer too much. For example, it is very cold in my office, and I have to put on my jacket.
2. Don’t bring any heavy and warm clothes. No worry. Definitely not useful.
3. Prepare to buy umbrella. It may be a better idea to buy one locally. Anyway, you will need it.
If you have more question about weather, feel free to post. Have a great trip in Shanghai!