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October 14, 2013

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Record may be set for longest summer

The city’s longest summer on record is expected to be set today as the average temperature is forecast at 24 degrees Celsius.

Shanghai began keeping meteorological records in 1872 and the longest summer on record is 156 days, set in both 2006 and 2009. Today will be the 157th day of summer this year provided the temperature averages 22 degrees or more. The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said today will be cloudy to overcast with the mercury ranging from 21 to 27 degrees. A cold front is expected to arrive tonight, bringing strong winds and some rain. Tomorrow is expected be overcast with drizzle at times. Temperatures will drop to between 17 and 20 degrees. The bureau reminded residents to dress warmer as the low this week is forecast to hit 14 degrees. The temperature will rise again slightly on Thursday, according to the bureau.



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