Since Shanghai entered summer in mid-May, the warm weather has been kept at bay, with temperatures lower than 30 degrees Celsius each day. That being said, the hot weather will make a comeback this week, as reported by Shine.
According to the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau, the temperature reached 30.2 degrees Celsius on Monday, and today it will soar to 33 degrees Celsius. Although the temperature is expected to drop on Thursday, it will continue to hover around 30 degrees for the rest of the week.
Unfortunately, air pollution will accompany the higher temperatures. On Monday afternoon, the city experienced a sudden spike in the Air Quality Index (AQI) when the figure rose to 133. This subsequently triggered a blue alarm according to the new air pollution alert system.
According to Shine, the AQI will rise to 140 this afternoon, and reach 155 tomorrow, falling into the moderately polluted category. In this case, children, the elderly and those with heart and lung diseases are advised to stay indoors while other citizens should limit outdoor activities.
Fortunately, the hot weather and air pollution may be washed away by showers starting next Wednesday, as forecasted by Weather Channel. At the same time, the rise in humidity may bring on the plum rain season. Last year, Shanghai entered the plum rain season on June 19.
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