Cold and drizzly for the rest of Spring Festival

The weather will be cold and drizzly for the last two days of the holiday, and police said they're ready to ensure traffic flows back into Shanghai move smoothly.

Shanghai will experience drizzle and lower temperatures in the last three days of the Spring Festival holiday, the city's weather service has predicted.

Temperatures today will hover between 7 and 9 degrees Celsius and will drop to between 5 and 7 degrees on Wednesday.

Dry weather will return on Thursday, the first working day after the holiday, with temperatures climbing up to between 6 and 15 degrees on Friday.

Good or moderate air quality is predicted for the rest of the holiday.

Road traffic from out of town into the city will start to surge on Tuesday as people return for work.

In Yangpu District, traffic restriction measures will be put in place at the Guohe Road off-ramp of the Middle Ring Road if heavy traffic there affects the Xiangyin Road Tunnel.

In that case, vehicles using the off-ramp will be directed to Wujiaochang from Heishan Road S., police said.

In Pudong, where the Gaodong toll gate on the G40 Expressway will probably be under great pressure over the next two days, police will closely monitor the traffic along the Yangtze River Tunnel and Bridge. 

They said they will make sure that enough police officers are deployed to the most congested parts of the expressway to ensure traffic runs smoothly. 


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