The story appears on

Page A4

July 3, 2013

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro » Public Services

Not much respite from scorching heat wave

THE heat wave is on. Worse, it is expected to last until the weekend.

The mercury hit 38 degrees Celsius yesterday ? the highest daily temperature recorded so far in Shanghai this year.

And the weather forecasters are predicting that the scorching days are here for a while, at least till the weekend.

The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau issued an orange high temperature alert at 8:45am yesterday - the second of the three-level color system. Yellow and red are the other color codes, with red being for temperatures that soar beyond 40.

The temperature soared quickly after the plum rain season ended last Sunday.

The bureau has warned residents to take measures to prevent heat stroke.

The high temperature is caused by a subtropical high and the southwest wind and intense sunlight.

The weather will be sunny and cloudy today, with a high of 38 degrees and a low of 29.

The heat wave will only be broken by intermittent thunderstorms from Thursday till the weekend.

An umbrella will come handy both for the heat and for the expected drizzle.

On Saturday, the mercury is expected to drop slightly ? to about 32 degrees Celsius.

As the city sizzles in the heat, ozone is becoming the chief air pollutant instead of particulates.

It was lightly polluted yesterday with ozone as the major pollutant, according to the Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center.

The center said ozone pollution may cause irritation and suggested that children, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases avoid staying outdoors for a long time.

Ozone is the top pollutant in summer, while PM2.5 usually pollutes the air quality in winter and spring, experts said.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend