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Spring begins...but not quite yet

"SPRING Begins" today. It's one of the 24 solar terms in the traditional Chinese calendar.

But, although it will get warmer from tomorrow after a little dip in temperatures today, forecasters say that there's still some time to go before the real spring arrives. And the drizzle will continue until at least late Sunday.

The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said that temperatures will gradually rise from today's 8 degrees Celsius to 14 degrees on Sunday, after lows of 5 to 7 degrees. Yesterday, the maximum temperature reached 8.9 degrees.

"Spring Begins" is marked by Chinese people eating spring rolls, a traditional snack.

Officially, spring arrives when the average daily temperature rises above 10 degrees for five straight days. That's usually during the first or second 10-day period of March, forecasters said.


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