Shenzhen, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Shenzhen, China? If you're planning to go to Shenzhen, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Shenzhen, China

Based on the climate and weather in Shenzhen, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Shenzhen, China by month

January

January in Shenzhen is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear

February

February in Shenzhen is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans

March

If you go to Shenzhen in March, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

April

April in Shenzhen is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots

May

If you are traveling to Shenzhen in May, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

June

June in Shenzhen can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

July

If you are traveling to Shenzhen in July, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

August

If you visit Shenzhen during August, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

September

If you visit Shenzhen during September, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella

October

Traveling to Shenzhen in October, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

If you vacation in Shenzhen during November, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals

December

December in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Shenzhen, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shenzhen, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Shenzhen
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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