Shanghai, located by the Huang Pu River is a coastal city on the Yangtze River Delta in the central-eastern region of China. It is the nation’s commercial capital and one of the busiest ports in the world. With approximately 20 million people in its metropolitan area, Shanghai is one of the most populous industrial areas in the world.
Weather in Shanghai is marked by harsh cold winters beginning in January and lasting through March. Moisture in the air often makes it feel colder than the actual temperatures. Summer runs April to September or October and is marked by heat and high humidity. Rain can occur year round but July is traditionally the wettest month. The nicest time to visit is undoubtedly autumn. Beginning in September or October and lasting into November, this is the driest period and is also the most temperate.