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Best time to visit Shenzhen, China

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The best time to visit Shenzhen is October

Are you looking for the best time to visit Shenzhen? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Shenzhen is a great destination to visit almost all year round, October is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 33℃ (92℉) in Shenzhen. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Shenzhen is around 10℃ (49℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Shenzhen during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Shenzhen in August – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn more about when to travel to Shenzhen, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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Shenzhen seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Shenzhen

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 Shenzhen 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.

Shenzhen 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 Shenzhen 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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OCT
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Shenzhen in January

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Shenzhen in February

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Shenzhen in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Shenzhen in April

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Shenzhen in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 80mm (3") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Shenzhen in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Shenzhen in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Shenzhen in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 103mm (4") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Shenzhen in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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

Shenzhen in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Shenzhen in November

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shenzhen 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.


Shenzhen in December

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Shenzhen 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 Shenzhen is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Shenzhen is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Shenzhen, 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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