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City gets taste of spring

MILD temperatures may mean spring has started, according to Shanghai meteorologists.

The temperature climbed to 17 degrees Celsius yesterday and with the mercury forecast to keep rising until it peaks at 22 degrees on Wednesday, the city could enter the spring season, according to Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.

The bureau declares the start of spring once the average temperature climbs above 10 degrees for five consecutive days. It considers the first of those five days as the first day of spring.

If the weather cooperates, it will be the earliest spring since 2004, when it started on February 16, according to the weather bureau.

The earliest spring on record was back in 1898, when it started on February 14.

One bureau official said the change in seasons isn't that important since the temperature can still fluctuate wildly at this time of year.

Today through Wednesday should be partly cloudy, the bureau forecast yesterday.

The mercury will range between 7 and 19 degrees today. Starting tomorrow, both the minimum and maximum temperature was forecast to be above 10 degrees for a couple of days.

The high is expected to reach 20 degrees tomorrow.


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