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Mercury to dip as rains stay put in city

THE brief respite from rain is likely over as more wet weather is predicted for the week followed by cooler temperatures.

Shanghai's temperature is expected to touch 33 degrees Celsius today before showers lash the city late afternoon.

The wet spell will be around tomorrow, pushing the mercury to a low of 20 degrees Celsius and a high of 25 tomorrow, said the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.

"Shanghai should be under the control of a warm air mass on Wednesday that will send the temperatures soaring with highs of 32 to 33 degrees Celsius," said Zhu Jiehua, a chief service officer at the bureau.

"The city should be under the edge of a rain belt during the later half of the week and the high should soon drop to around 25."

Flood season

The annual flood season starts next month.

The authorities are predicting the precipitation during the flood season this year will be less than usual.

However, the occurrence of thunderstorms could be higher, according to authorities who held a flood control meeting early yesterday.

The start of the plum rain season should also arrive earlier than usual. It usually starts on June 18.

Meanwhile, the number of high-temperature days with the highs surpassing 35 degrees Celsius should be the same as last year, which is around 24 days.

There should not be more than two typhoons to influence the city this summer.


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