Rainy weather in the forecast

It will be wet this week in Shanghai and the plum rain season is near, say weather authorities.

It will be wet this week in Shanghai and the plum rain season is near, according to the weather authority.

Drizzles are forecast for Tuesday, with temperatures ranging from 24 and 29 degrees Celsius. Rains will become heavier from Wednesday, according to Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.

Downpours are set to grip the city until Friday. Saturday will be cloudy with occasional showers. The high will climb to 30 degrees.

This year’s plum rain season is likely to start this week as continued rains hit the city. Usually it arrives on June 17 and lasts for three weeks. But this year’s plum rain season is likely to be longer than average, say forecasters.

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