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City closes in on longest summer in history

Shanghai will see its longest summer since 1872 with summertime exceeding 156 days if current warm temperatures continue through Monday, forecasters said today.

Meteorological recording started in the city in 1872.

The mercury is expected to hover between 25 and 27 degrees Celsius through the weekend.

Summer lasted 156 days in both 2006 and 2009. The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said if autumn hasn’t been declared by Monday, this year’s summer would be at least 157 days.

The bureau declares the start of autumn after the temperature averages less than 22 degrees for five straight days. The first of those five days is then considered the first day of autumn.

Today the mercury is forecast to range from 21 to 27 degrees with drizzle in some southern areas of the city.

The bureau forecast a pleasant weekend with a mix of sun and clouds.

A strong cold front is predicted to reach the city on Monday, triggering heavy rain and strong winds. Temperatures will drop below 20 degrees on Tuesday, the bureau predicted.


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