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Lhasa, Tibet vs Shanghai Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lhasa, Tibet, China and Shanghai, China is approximately 2,903 km or 1,804 mi.
  • To reach Lhasa, Tibet in this distance one would set out from Shanghai bearing 274.5° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Lhasa, Tibet bearing 258.9° or W .
  • Lhasa, Tibet has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Lhasa, Tibet is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Shanghai is in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 8.3 °C (14.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.5 °C (11.7°F) less in Lhasa, Tibet. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 690.5 mm (27.2 in) less which is equivalent to 690.5 l/m (16.95 US gal/ft) or 6,905,000 l/ha (738,190 US gal/ac) less. About 3/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.5° higher in Lhasa, Tibet than in Shanghai.
  • Relative humidity levels are 11.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.2°C (18.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lhasa, Tibet relative to Shanghai. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Shanghai vs Lhasa, Tibet.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-1) 0 (+1) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -5 (-8) -10 (-17) -10 (-19) -8 (-14) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -3 (-5) -5 (-8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-10) -4 (-6) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -13 (-23) -13 (-24) -11 (-19) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -8 (-14) -8 (-15)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -8 (-15) -8 (-15) -10 (-17) -11 (-19) -11 (-20) -15 (-26) -15 (-28) -13 (-23) -13 (-24) -14 (-24) -11 (-21) -12 (-21)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -39 (-2) -58 (-2) -79 (-3) -97 (-4) -88 (-3) -80 (-3) -9 (0) -10 (0) -97 (-4) -50 (-2) -50 (-2) -34 (-1) -691 (-27)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -10 ( -32) -9.5 ( -34) -11 ( -35) -12.5 ( -42) -9 ( -29) -6 ( -20) +2 (+6) -1 ( -3) -5 ( -17) -7 ( -23) -7.5 ( -25) -8 ( -26)   -84.5 ( -23)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 06' +0h 04' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 05' -0h 07' -0h 06' -0h 04' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 05' +0h 07'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +1.6 +1.5 +1.6 +1.6 +1.6 +1.6 +1.5 +1.5 +1.5 +1.5 +1.5 +1.5   +1.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -7 -8 -7 -12 -21 -20 -13 -12 -12 -15 -7 -6   -11.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -6.3 (-11) -4.5 (-8) -5.1 (-9) -8.3 (-15) -11.6 (-21) -11.8 (-21) -14.7 (-26) -15.2 (-27) -12.8 (-23) -12.9 (-23) -10.9 (-20) -8.1 (-15) -10.2 (-18)

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