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City to swelter under heat wave

THE heat wave is expected to continue for the next couple of days, weatherman said.

Today's high was forecast at 37 degrees Celsius with a chance of showers in the afternoon, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said yesterday.

Tomorrow will be cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms while the temperature will reach a high of 34 degrees with a low of 26. More rain is forecast on Sunday, when the temperature should drop, the bureau said.

Yesterday the mercury peaked at 37.4 degrees downtown, the hottest day this year, the bureau said.

The bureau issued an orange heat alert, its second highest warning in the three-level system, yesterday afternoon.

The bureau first issued a yellow heat alert at 11:45am, but upgraded it to orange at 2:30pm. It was the first time the orange alert was issued this year.

The Shanghai Public Health Bureau reminded people going to the Expo to take precautions to avoid getting heatstroke.

They recommended people drink more water or sports drinks to stay hydrated and cautioned people to beware of large temperature differences between indoors and outdoors.


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