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City set to be hit by more fog

FOG is expected again today and tomorrow in parts of the city, as high humidity and weak winds are forecast, weather forecasters said yesterday.

The city will enjoy warm temperatures this week, with readings reaching 14 to 17 degree Celsius in the next few days. But there could be rain on Friday.

Cold and warm fronts meeting were blamed for yesterday's lingering fog, which started to thicken at 9pm on Monday night, according to the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.

The bureau issued a yellow fog alert, the lowest of the three-level system, at 10:50pm. This lasted until 9:30am yesterday, during which time visibility was limited to 150 meters in the suburbs.

Around 100 flights at Pudong and Hongqiao airports were delayed or canceled and hundreds of ships in and around Shanghai stayed at anchor due to poor visibility, the authorities said. Most Huangpu River ferry services were suspended until 9am yesterday, while 300 coach shuttles were cancelled due to highway closures in the morning.


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