Shanghai to escape typhoon

Typhoon Hato is coming to China but is set to miss Shanghai. Residents, however, are warned to be braced for scattered downpours throughout the week.
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Children enjoy ice cream at Xiangyang Park on Monday.

Typhoon Hato is heading towards China’s coastal regions, but forecasters said it won’t affect Shanghai.

Hato, the 13th typhoon this year, is expected to make landfall in south China’s Guangdong Province on Wednesday. But there won’t be a direct impact on Shanghai.

Instead, a sub-tropical high will continue to dominate the city's weather, according to meteorological bureau officials.

Around noon on Monday, Shanghai was once again put on yellow alert for lightning, gales and rain, described by the bureau as a “triple kill.”

Hourly precipitation recorded on downtown Xujiahui area reached 32.4 milliliters.

Residents are advised to heed the hourly forecast as downpours are expected. But there is little possibility that the rain will help to cool the city.

Forecasters say there will be at least two days with temperatures hitting 35 degrees Celsius or higher this week — with Wednesday and Thursday most likely to be the week's hottest days.

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