Last week, we welcomed plum rain season. Nevertheless, instead of incessant downpours, we are set to experiencing increasing heat over the coming days. At 9:43am today, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau released the first orange alert for heat wave for this year, as reported by Kankanews.
Due to the subtropical ridge from the West Pacific, the temperature of the city is currently on the rise. The mercury could soar to 37 degrees Celsius for most districts in Shanghai, and for the rest, the temperature can still reach 35 degrees Celsius.
The orange alarm, the second in the three-tier alarm system (yellow, orange and red), suggests that within the next 24 hours the temperature will reach 37 degrees Celsius.
When the orange alert is activated, citizens are advised to avoid outdoor activities in the afternoon. At the same time, children, the elderly along with those who need to work outdoors for extended duration are reminded to take necessary precautions against the high temperature.
Fortunately, the scorching sun may be subdued thanks to the plum rain season, as we can expect showers to start Thursday, according to Weather Channel. That being said, the temperatures will still hover around 32 degrees Celsius, so prepare for the humid and showering days ahead.
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