More temperature highs and typhoons expected this year
Shanghai will officially enter the typhoon season this Friday, Shanghai's Meteorological Bureau warns, with scorching temperatures and extreme weather on the way.
Shanghai's typhoon season typically lasts around three months, from July to September, with a peak of bad weather in August.
The city will endure between 25 and 31 days with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius during the season, at least 10 days more than past years. There will be five to nine days where the extreme high will hit 40.
A total of 600-700 millimetres of rainfall is expected, which could be less when compared with the average 684 millimetres of previous years. More short rainstorms and gales are expected, however.
The plum rain season will come as usual around June 17, but will finish earlier than normal.
Two or three typhoons from the Pacific Ocean will hit the city, bringing gale-force winds and showers to the city.
As for today, air pollution due to excessive PM2.5 hangs around the city, Shanghai's Environmental Monitoring Center said. The pollutants climbed all the way since early morning and reached 126.9 micrograms per cubic meter at noon, indicating a moderate pollution. According to the forecast, the air will become clean late today but another lightly polluted day is forecast for Thursday.