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Winter just waiting to pounce

WINTER is getting closer. A strong cold front is forecast to hit Shanghai next week, bringing temperatures as low as 3 degrees Celsius.

The current, milder cold front led to a high of just 13.6 degrees yesterday, 6 degrees lower than the day before.

Temperatures in the city are expected to plunge by 8 to 10 degrees in the 48 hours from tomorrow afternoon, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said. Temperatures will fall from Monday's 9 degrees to 3 degrees on Wednesday, and freezing point in the suburbs, the bureau said.

The cold front could also bring rain tomorrow afternoon and on Monday morning, the bureau added.

"The temperature dropping should be fierce, which may easily trigger diseases like cold, respiratory and cardiac conditions," the bureau said yesterday.

Today, however, should be sunny with temperatures from 8 to 17 degrees. Tomorrow, before the temperature starts to fall, should be warmer, cloudy to drizzly, with a low of 12 degrees and a high of 19, the bureau said.

It is unclear if the city will officially enter winter next week despite the low temperatures, said Zhang Ruiyi, a chief service officer of the bureau.

Winter arrives when the average temperature is below 10 degrees Celsius for five consecutive days. The first day of the five is regarded as the beginning of the new season.

Next Friday, however, is forecast to be warmer so, despite how cold you might feel earlier in the week. Winter, officially, may not be here for some time yet.


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