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Showers, gales as storms approach

SHOWERS and gales are expected in Shanghai over the next few days with the approach of two storms from the Pacific, the city's weather authority said yesterday.

The recent fine weather is due to end today as more clouds gather and showers hit some parts of the city, according to the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.

The maximum temperature will stay at around 34 degrees Celsius today but drop over the next few days. Tomorrow will be cloudy and overcast with showers and a maximum temperature of 32 degrees. The showery weather should last to the weekend when temperatures will drop to 31 degrees.

"This week, under the influence of the currents of the tropical storms, Shanghai's fine and hot weather should turn to showery," Zhang Ruiyi, a chief service officer of the bureau, said yesterday. "The major rainfall and gales should occur from August 2 to 4 and the city will have a relief from the heat.

"Meanwhile, with the influence of both Saola, a typhoon, and Damrey, a strong tropical storm, the city's coastal areas should have some serious showers and gales from August 1 to 4."

Saola, the ninth typhoon this year, had slowed on its northwest approach to coastal regions of southeast China but was expected to strengthen over the next two days.

Damrey, the 10th strong tropical storm of the year, had reached the sea southeast to Japan and was heading northwest but it was unlikely that it would hit the city directly, Zhang said.

To ensure safety on the Metro, trains will reduce their speed or be suspended in the event of a typhoon alert, the Metro operator said yesterday.

A wind gauge system has been installed on the section of Metro Line 2 in the Pudong New Area nearest the sea to gather information.

Flood protection equipment is ready at Metro stations and the operator is strengthening checks on stations that previously suffered leaks.

Metro construction sites in the city are also being monitored in case of bad weather.

Flood monitoring systems had been put on standby in the city's tunnels and the drainage system had been cleared to prepare for the coming rain, the Shanghai Flood Control Headquarters yesterday told an emergency meeting on preparations for the potential impact of the approaching storms.


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