Following the official arrival of spring in March, it seems today we are now moving towards summer as Shanghai saw its hottest day of the year, with temperatures reaching a high of 28 degrees Celsius. However, don’t rush to put away your warm clothes just yet, as it’s been reported by Eastday that the temperature will take a downward turn over the coming days.
During the past Tomb-Sweeping Festival, the drizzling weather deterred many citizens and tourists’ enthusiasm for a spring outing. In total, the parks across the city only welcomed 2.72 million visitors during the three-day holiday. This was a decrease of over 34 percent than that of last year, according to the statistics of the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau.
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Ironically, no sooner had we begun our oversized work week then the temperature started to bounce back. Yesterday, the temperature rose to 26.1 degrees Celsius, and today, it increased even further.
That being said, it seems the warm weather will go on hiatus, as the Weather Channel predicts from Wednesday the temperature will gradually decrease. At the same time, we are very likely to have a shower on Friday due to the movement of clouds, and the temperature won’t rise again until next Tuesday.
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It’s quite normal for Shanghai to have inconsistent weather in April, so this year is no exception to that. Nevertheless, the unpredictable weather also brings on a high-incidence rate of the flu. So, while you are out with your little ones, be careful of the flu and the scattering pollen that the season creates.
This week will also witness the close of cherry blossom season for 2018. So, if you haven’t taken the opportunity to see nature at its best, make this weekend the one to do it; and take a jacket, just in case it’s cool outside!
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