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Air quality mostly 'good'

SHANGHAI'S air quality was mostly "good" yesterday despite the heavy fog that began to shroud the city in the afternoon.

By late last night, according to the Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center, the Air Quality Index had remained at around 40, in the "good" range, for most of the day.

However, the fog affected Pudong International Airport with nearly a quarter of its flights delayed.

The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau issued a yellow alert for fog, lowest of the three-scale system, at 6pm yesterday, with visibility forecast to be lower than 500 meters early this morning.

The weather should remain on the warmer side before a cold front arrives on Friday, the bureau said. Yesterday's temperatures hit 13.3 degrees Celsius with a low of 10.4 degrees, according to the bureau. In the next three days temperatures should stay above 7 degrees with highs of 12 to 15 degrees. Today is to be overcast with drizzle.

The cooler weather that is arriving on Friday should last around two days before temperatures begin their climb again next week, weathermen said.


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