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Rain by midweek unrelated to 2 storms heading this way

TWO tropical storms in the Pacific moving toward the East China Sea won't affect Shanghai through tomorrow, but forecasters are closely watching them.

Saola, which was upgraded to a typhoon yesterday, formed on Saturday on the ocean about 630 kilometers from Manila, and has been heading toward China. By 2pm yesterday, it reached the ocean near Taiwan. The speed of Saola was 10 to 15 kilometers per hour and its strength was increasing, according to the China Meteorological Administration.

Formed on the same day, Damrey was still a tropical storm in the West Pacific and was farther from the city than Saola. The speed of Damrey is slower as well.

"Currently there are two storms in the West Pacific and Saola is closing to the coastal areas of China though it should not affect the city today and tomorrow," said Fu Yi, a chief service officer of the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau. Damrey should have no affect on the city by Thursday, Fu said.

Fu said the two storms were still far from the city and their tracks are unstable. More observation is needed.

Meanwhile, Shanghai is expected to get a small break from the heat in a day or so as showers come back to cool things off, the bureau said.

The good, clear weather should remain today with the maximum temperature at 34 degrees Celsius. But tomorrow, the weather is expected to turn cloudy with scattered showers and the mercury should drop to around 32 degrees, the bureau said.

The showers are caused by fluctuations of easterly air currents, not typhoons, Fu said. The mostly cloudy and showery days should last to the weekend, the bureau said.


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