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Time to bundle up as cold wave coming

THE mercury has started to plunge as a new cold wave is approaching, the city weather authority said yesterday.

The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau warned yesterday that the temperature was to start dropping last night and would reach about zero degrees Celsius during the weekend.

The bureau issued a blue cold wave alert at 5pm yesterday, warning the temperatures would drop 8 to 10 degrees overnight with gales of around 60 kilometers per hour. The low may drop to minus 1 to minus 3 degrees in the suburbs on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Today will remain rainy and overcast with temperatures between 6 and 10 degrees. The sky will turn to cloudy tomorrow with the mercury hovering between 3 and 7 degrees. Then the cold front will arrive with full force just in time for the weekend.

"The northern cold currents are coming to the south with a large scale after accumulating a lot of energy," said Wu Rui, a chief service officer of the bureau. "The cold snap should be serious and the temperature drop should be obvious."

Yesterday marked the arrival of "daxue" or Heavy Snow, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, indicating snowy weather. But Shanghai will have fine weather in the next few days.

As the average daily temperature should fall below 10 degrees Celsius in the next five days, it may turn out that today is the first day of winter, according to the country's standard for seasons.

The weather bureau also warned that the city's air quality might deteriorate as pollutants from northern China are blown in by the cold currents.


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