A wet week, but no typhoon

It will be hot and humid this week as two typhoons will not directly impact on Shanghai, the city weather authority said.

It will be hot and humid this week as two typhoons will not directly impact on Shanghai, the city weather authority said.

As water vapor from sea met weak cold air from the north, downpours pummeled the city from late Monday. At around 8am yesterday, the city was put on yellow alert for storms, the second of the four-color warning system.

From 8pm Monday to 11am yesterday, Yuepu Town in Baoshan District recorded accumulated rainfall of 96.2 millimeters, according to Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.

Some road sections were flooded to a depth of about 30 centimeters. Seven pumps worked for an hour to drain the water, according to Shanghai TV. On Tuesday, Chongming District saw precipitation of 112.5 millimeters in 16 hours.

There will be a break from rain tomorrow and the temperature will climb to around 33 degrees. Thursday, the start of solar term of chushu, will be cloudy, punctured by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon, forecasters said.

On the Chinese lunisolar calendar, chushu indicates the end of summer when temperatures start to fall, but Shanghai does not usually enter autumn until October.

As typhoon Soulik, this year’s 19th, entered the East China Sea last night, winds rose. People living in coastal areas were warned to brace for gales today and tomorrow. Soulik will make landfall on the Korean Peninsula Friday.

Friday will be cloudy with a high of 31 degrees under the peripheral influence of Soulik. Showers and thunderstorms will return over the weekend, forecasters said.

This year’s 20th typhoon Cimaron, set to reach Japan this week, will not affect China.


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