Weather set to turn chilly

Autumn is coming and temperatures are falling.
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Pedestrians walk on Nanjing Road on Tuesday. Forecasters are predicting a chillier weather this week as autumn draws near.

Residents will have a taste of chillier weather this week as autumn draws near, forecasters said.

A weak cold front brought some coolness to the city yesterday, the coldest day since July. Downtown Xujiahui weather station recorded a high of 25.5 degrees Celsius and a low of 21.2 degrees. The low in Jinshan reached 15.9 degrees, the coolest district across the city, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said.

It will be cloudy today, with some brief showers in the afternoon. Tomorrow should be dry. Then, under the peripheral influence of Typhoon Trami, intermittent drizzle is forecast for the rest of the week. The mercury will remain stable, ranging between 22 and 27 degrees.

Trami developed on the western Pacific Ocean on Friday last week and made landfall 870 kilometers northwest of Hualien City in Taiwan at 2pm yesterday. It won’t affect Shanghai much in the next three days, according to the weather authority. 

Sunday marked the start of qiufen, the autumnal equinox in the traditional Chinese calendar, so autumn is almost upon us. Five consecutive days with temperatures below 22 degrees mark the arrival of autumn. 

Last year, autumn began on October 11. On average, autumn begins on October 2 in the city.

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