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Heat continues with mercury reaching 37 degrees

TEMPERATURES ranged between 35 degrees and 37 degrees Celsius around the city by 2pm today as the week's scorching highs continued, according to the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.
The bureau had issued a yellow high temperature alert this morning, warning that temperatures were forecast to exceed 35 degrees Celsius.
The yellow alert, the lowest of the three-level color system, was issued at 8:45am.
The warning comes after the mercury hit 38 degrees yesterday, the highest daily temperature recorded in Shanghai this year. Authorities issued an orange alert yesterday, the second-highest level, indicating temperatures above 37 degrees.
The heat wave is expected to stay in Shanghai for at least three days.
"Now the city is under the influence of a subtropical high," said Man Liping, a chief service officer at the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau. "Sizzling days are more likely to appear after the plum rain season's end."
Days with highest temperatures are most likely to appear in July. The four hottest days recorded in Shanghai since such measurements started over a century ago were all in July, with mercury reaching a record for the city of 40.2 degrees Celsius on July 12, 1934.


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