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Scattered rains to last until weekend

Thunderstorms that hit parts of the city yesterday produced the heaviest precipitation of over 90 millimeters in Songjiang District, according to the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.

Scattered rains were mostly concentrated in Songjiang, Minhang and Xuhui districts.

Precipitation in Minhang reached 30 millimeters.

The Xujiahui observatory recorded the mercury at 24 degrees Celsius, down from yesterday’s high of 32.9 degrees at 5pm.

The bureau issued its second yellow lightning alert this week at 3:03pm yesterday, warning that the coming thunderstorms would develop into heavy rains and strong winds.

Many parts of Songjiang were floods after the rains. Netizens uploaded pictures of vehicles stuck in deep water.

About 28 flights were canceled and about 100 others were delayed at Shanghai’s two airports because of the thunderstorms.

A further 20 flights had to be diverted to neighboring airports around 4:30pm.

Normal operations returned only after 5:40pm, the Shanghai Airport Authority said.

The overcast and rainy skies will last until the weekend, forecasters said.

A cold front from north is expected to bring the mercury down on Saturday but not before it touches a high of 34 tomorrow, forecasters said.



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