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Cold front leaves, temperatures rise

WINTER is likely to be officially announced today, despite the fact that the city should get a little warmer due to the departure of the latest strong cold front.

Today's temperatures are forecast to be between minus 2 degrees Celsius and 6, according to the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau. It should be the fifth consecutive day with an average temperature below 10 degrees, which means the city entered meteorological winter on Monday, according to the bureau's measuring system.

With fine weather, mostly sunny and cloudy, the temperature over the next few days should climb gradually and no snow is expected.

Locals should prepare for potentially foggy weather when the temperatures climb, the bureau added.

Due to the strong cold front, Shanghai was covered with snow and buffeted by strong gales over the past two days, which caused some disruption throughout the city.

A woman died while sitting outdoors in a residential area in Yangpu District on Wednesday evening.

A witness surnamed Zhang said the woman was sitting on the curbside of a greenery belt for a long time and was pronounced dead by an ambulance crew after worried residents had called the emergency services.

Yesterday afternoon, a two-year-old boy fell from a restaurant window on Zhongshan Road W. in Changning District, where he was trying to enjoy the view outside.

The boy was rushed to hospital and was still in critical condition.

Traffic returned to near normal yesterday morning, with no snow and lighter winds.

Expressways began to reopen in the morning with police cars guiding vehicles stuck in congestion. However, some ramps stayed closed because of ice.

More than 300 long-distance bus services at the city's two major bus hubs stopped services and 200 others suffered delays yesterday. Most services returned to normal in the afternoon.

Ships and vessels, stranded at sea or in city ports, were able to continue their journeys at 7am yesterday.

Nearly 40 international ships postponed their voyages on Wednesday night due to the high winds.

The city's two airports saw relatively smooth operations yesterday. On Wednesday, 47 flights were canceled and 221 others were delayed in total at the airports.

Local animals and plants have been struggling with the cold weather recently. Animals at the Shanghai Wildlife Park are encouraged to take part in more "sports" to keep warm.

Carnivores, such as lions and leopards, are not kept in heated enclosures, but are out on the fields as usual. The handlers said taking part in sports is good for their constitution.


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