Shanghai to Experience Scorching Days After Plum Rain Season Ends

By Urban Family, July 22, 2019

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This article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.

By Yuzhou Hu

The plum rain season officially came to an end over the weekend, meaning things are about to get really hot in Shanghai, reports Shine.

Although the tropical storm last week didn’t do much to bring down temperatures in the city, it did assist in ending the plum rain season. This year, the stuffy and humid season lasted a total of 33 days, 10 days longer than the average. The longer duration brought more rainfall than usual. With the precipitation of the period measuring 513.2 millimeters, the figure is over two times the normal amount and ranks the fifth highest since the city commenced recording weather.

As the plum rain season ended, the mercury quickly started to rise. Yesterday, the temperature soared to 34.9 degrees Celsius (94.8 degrees Fahrenheit), which became the hottest day of this year. Nevertheless, the record is set to be broken again today with the highest temperature reaching 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit).

To make things worse, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau has advised that today will be the coolest day of the week. The mercury will continue to climb in the next few days and is expected to reach 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday or Friday, the most smothering day of the week.

Furthermore, the humidity will stay at the same level despite the departure of the plum rain season. According to the bureau, the high level of humidity will make the temperature feel much hotter.

Although the city is in the grips of a heat wave, there will still be scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon in some regions. Here is a glimpse of the weather for the following days:

201907/weather-0722.jpgImage via The Weather Channel

[Cover image via Pexles]

This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the Urban Family website, or follow the Urban Family WeChat account (ID: urbanfamilyshanghai).

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