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Heat, rain will make week steamy

SCORCHING weather is back after a short relatively cool spell during the weekend as the city's mercury is expected to hit 37 degrees Celsius this week, weathermen said.

Today's maximum temperature should reach 37 degrees, putting the city under the influence of a new heat wave until Friday, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said.

The high should drop a few degrees to 35 degrees tomorrow and should stay at that level for three consecutive days under the influence of a subtropical high.

But the scorching days this week should be different from the heat last week, meteorologists said.

"The duration and the strength of the heat should be lighter and the maximum temperature should stay between 35 and 37 degrees," explained Zhang Ruiyi, a chief service officer of the bureau. "More thundershowers are expected this week as well."

Thundershowers will be frequent in the afternoon this week as part of a common summer strong convection weather condition, meteorologists said.

"The rain should be serious from tonight to tomorrow morning and there should be some rain in the weekend as well," said Zhang Ruiyi, a chief service officer of the bureau.

Because of the rainfall, the temperatures during the weekend should drop for a few degrees and should be below 35, the bureau said.

Shanghai's temperature reached 35 degrees again yesterday despite having cooled off some during the weekend. It was also the seventh high-temperature day this month as well as the eighth this season.

Shanghai should experience about 26 days with the high above 35 degrees this summer, which should be around the level of the 10-year average, according to the bureau's predictions.

"The long-term prediction is more useful for the city's decision makers to prepare for the weather," Zhang told Shanghai Daily earlier. "Locals should focus more on the daily forecast as the closer, the more accurate gauge."

Meanwhile, the city's power usage has kept spiking with the lasting heat, according to the Shanghai Electric Power Co Ltd, the city's power supplier.

The power load had reached this year's highest - 25,045 megawatts - last week and could probably go higher during the second heat wave this week.


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