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Commuters get updated weather info on the run

SHANGHAI'S mass transit commuters will be able to have real-time weather forecasts and analysis via mobile televisions on buses and Metro trains next month, the city's weather authority said yesterday.

The service, starting next month, will provide nearly 18 million daily commuters with a forecast for the next three hours, warnings of extreme conditions such as thundershowers in areas of the city and live weather analysis by experts, said Feng Lei, deputy director of the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.

The weather service will be updated from 6am to 12am every day on the city's 32,000 televisions on buses, Metro trains and buildings, covering 19 commercial zones across the city, the bureau announced yesterday.

"This service is designed for the 18 million commuters who care more about weather forecasts than those staying in houses and offices," Feng told Shanghai Daily yesterday.

Today's weather is to be cloudy to overcast to rainy, with a low of 19 degrees Celsius and a high of 26, forecasters said.


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