Get your brollies and aircon ready, it's gonna be wet and hot!

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Prepare for another scorcher today – the mercury is set to top 37 degrees Celcius.
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A woman carries a child while walking in a downpour in Shanghai on July 26, 2018.

The city was drenched in sweat and downpours on Thursday morning.

For the second consecutive day, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau issued an orange heat alert, the second highest alert on its three-tier system, at 9:18am on Thursday, warning the high could rocket to above 37 degrees Celsius.

Thunderstorms started to hit downtown areas and Baoshan District around 11am, which triggered a yellow lightening alert, the second of a four-tier system, at 11:16am. 

At 11:25am, the weather authority released a yellow alert for showers, also the second of a four-tier system, warning residents to brace for showers with precipitation up to 40ml within an hour.

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A man uses a towel to cover his head while walking in a downpour in Shanghai on July 26, 2018.

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People brave the rain in Shanghai on July 26, 2018.

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A deliveryman puts on a raincoat in Shanghai on July 26, 2018.

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People wade through water in Shanghai on July 26, 2018.

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A car drives through a flooded street in Shanghai on July 26, 2018.

A woman wades through a flooded street in Shanghai on July 26, 2018.


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