Weather of Shenzhen – Introduction of Shenzhen weather
Shenzhen enjoys subtropical weather year round. The Shenzhen city is situated in the subtropical part of China. It has a warm, monsoon-influenced and a bit humid climate, long but not overly hot summers and short but relatively warm winters with plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures, this is the weather of Shenzhen. Shenzhen weather is pleasant overall.
Coordinates of Shenzhen: 22°33′N (Latitude) 114°06′E (Longitude)
Time zone: GMT +8; Sunrise6:47 AM; Sunset5:38 PM
Weather and Climate of Shenzhen – Four season of Shenzhen
Shenzhen Spring begins somewhat dry, but rainfall begins to increase rapidly in April. The rainy season can last as long as October.
The summers of Shenzhen are hot and long, it is a significant feature of Shenzhen weather. The monsoon reaches its peak intensity in the summer months. Shenzhen also experiences conditions very humid, hot but moderated. The highest temperature can go above to around 35 °C .
I used to live in Shekou in 2006, the summer that year was really hot. My apartment was on the top floor and I had to go to work at the port of Shekou that gives much exposure to the sunshine. At summer nights, the temperatures remain around 26 degree with high humidity. Thus at late afternoon, I would go to seashore to enjoy the cool breeze from the sea which gave much relief of the heat. Sea World at Shekou is a nice place to hang out at summer nights. It rains quite a lot in summers of Shenzhen.
Typhoons strike Shenzhen often at summer times, especially this year in 2010. Rainfalls are concentrated from May to September. The rainy season in Shenzhen may start at earlier at April or last as longer as October. Also in 2006, heavy rains and typhoons were common as far as I can remember.
It seems to me that autumns of Shenzhen are short. The latter portion of autumns is dry. I feel that Shenzhen has two seasons that are long, the summers are the longest, winters seconded, both springs and winters in Shenzhen are short.
Winters in Shenzhen are not as cool as expected. The weather of Shenzhen in winters is mild and relatively dry, however it is not cold. I guess it is partially because of the nearby South China Sea. You can not see any snows in winter here, frost is very rare. I have been living in Shenzhen for several years and I did not see any snow or frost so far.
I have added a Shenzhen Weather link to China Meteorological Administration on my Shenzhen blog (www.szcchina.com/blog). When there are any business meetings or appointments which need to go out, I would like to check weather frequently in case of unexpected rains in summer. However the weather report of Shenzhen seems not reliable. Sometimes when I make a phone call from Long Gang district to my friend in Nanshan, we were experiencing different weathers.
You may say it is because of the unique Shenzhen geography as it is narrow and very wide. It is a big span across Shenzhen from Nanshan to Longgang. You need to monitor the local news, newspapers, TV weather forecast, etc, for the latest updates and safety precautions as the weather in Shenzhen changes fast. However the differences of weather in different areas and districts of Shenzhen makes people hard to follow any weather reports or safety precautions from local government.
From October till March of the next year, the weather of Shenzhen is dry. You do not need to worry about the bother of rains in these months. Long but not overly hot summers and short but relatively warm winters make Shenzhen the ideal tourist destination in any season.
I have a friend who comes from New Zealand. He used to teach English in Hai Nan Univercity in HaiKou City, the capital city of Hai Nan Province. He also went to Beijing for couple of years. He came to Shenzhen this summer in 2010 for the first time, and he told me that Shenzhen has the lovable weather. It is a coastal city which has plentiful sunshine, yet not very hot, it is going to be a most popular city in China especially for visitors.
Due to its pleasant weather, Shenzhen is a city of fresh flowers all the year around. Shenzhen citizens should know that there are Grand bonsai, flowers and plants trade shows each year here in Shenzhen.
Shenzhen weather – weather of Shenzhen