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Weekend rain to bring down temperatures

MASKED by a light smog, Shanghai enjoyed a warm day yesterday with a high of 20.6 degrees Celsius but the drizzles are expected back on Friday, which forecasters said, will cool the city again.

The air quality level was lightly polluted. The concentration of main pollutant PM2.5 particles, peaked at about 110 micrograms per cubic meter at 8am.

It was recorded at 96.4 micrograms at 7pm, when an AQI of 112 was reported.

Man Liping, a chief service officer at the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau, said the light pollution was due to weak winds and particles blown into the city by the southbound air flow.

She said the smoggy condition will be washed away later this week by the increasing easterly winds.

It will be clearer skies today despite some fog in the morning in waterfront areas. It will be warmer with temperature touching 21 degrees and the low at 13 degrees.

From Friday to Sunday, it will be grey and soggy with highs ranging between 17 and 20 degrees and lows between 12 and 14 degrees.

It will get cooler starting from next week when the high dropping to 15 degrees and the low touching 12 degrees on Monday.


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