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Southeast wind starts to cool Shanghai down

The highest temperature recorded yesterday was 37.3 degrees due to the influence of a southeast wind, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said.

Although still considered high enough to merit an orange heat alert, the second highest, at 9:46am, it was an improvement on last week’s record-breaking heat wave when five red alerts were issued. Then, there were four consecutive days when the mercury topped 40 degrees.

“I feel much more comfortable today as Shanghai has never been as hot as it was last week,” city resident Wu Jiaxian said.

Although high temperatures will continue this week, the intensity of the heat is gradually abating because of that southeast wind, forecasters said.

Today should see a maximum of 36 degrees and tomorrow and Thursday should not exceed 35 degrees.

Temperatures on Friday and Saturday will drop below 35 degrees, marking the end to almost a month of high temperature days, according to forecasters.

Along with the drop in temperatures there might be some intermittent showers from Thursday until Saturday.

Meanwhile, forecasters said that Typhoon Utor, which was moving towards coastal areas in Guangdong and Hainan provinces yesterday, should have no effect on Shanghai.



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