It's getting cooler now day by day

Finally, the mercury is going to drop below 30 degrees Celsius.
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Cooler days are coming. And it's going to be wet.

Forecasters said that under the influence of a weak cold air front, thunderstorms hit the city on Tuesday afternoon. The monitoring station in Wushe, Songjiang District, recorded precipitation of 111.5 milliliters from 8am to 4pm.

Wednesday is forecast to be cloudy, with scattered showers in the afternoon. Temperatures will range between 25 to 30 degrees Celsius.

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On Thursday, the high is set to hover around 29 degrees, very likely to be the first time the temperature has fallen below 30 degrees since July. 

The mercury will continue to drop on Friday as the subtropical high weakens. It will fall even further on Saturday, to 27 degrees.

Residents are warned by Shanghai Meteorological Bureau to be braced for intermittent downpours throughout the week.

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On Monday, the Xujiahui observatory station recorded a high of 37.6 degrees, making Monday the 24th “scorching day” of the year, with the temperature hitting 37 degrees or higher.

That run equals that of 2013 and only 1934, when Shanghai had 34 “scorching days,” has summer been hotter since records began.

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