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Best time to visit Shantou, China

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The best time to visit Shantou is May

While Shantou is a popular destination to visit all year round, May is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

The warmest month of the year in Shantou is August, where the average temperature gets to around 31℃ (89℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (90℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 10℃ (50℉) at night.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Shantou during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. The wet season in Shantou usually falls during the months surrounding June each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Shantou, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

July

Shantou seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Shantou as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Shantou is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Shantou

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Shantou for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Shantou climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Shantou for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Shantou in January

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shantou in January, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Shantou in February

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shantou in February, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Shantou in March

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shantou in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Shantou in April

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shantou in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Shantou in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 131mm (5") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shantou in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Shantou in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 160mm (6") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shantou in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Shantou in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 137mm (5") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shantou in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Shantou in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 145mm (6") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shantou in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Shantou in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shantou in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Shantou in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shantou in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Shantou in November

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shantou in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Shantou in December

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shantou in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Shantou is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Shantou is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Shantou is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Shantou, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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