It has been a tough, long plum rain

Ke Jiayun
Now, get ready for hotter temperatures ahead.
Ke Jiayun

The longest plum rain season in the past two decades ended on Saturday with a series of high temperatures forecast for next week.

The high is expected to hit 37 degrees Celsius, forecasters said.

Saturday morning, Shanghai received a few scattered short showers under the influence of Tropical Storm Danas.

As Danas moves away, the heatwave is expected to run through the week.

Monday and Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with some afternoon thundershowers in areas.

Wednesday and Thursday will be dry but the thundershowers will return on Friday. Skies over the weekend will be a mix of sunshine and clouds.

The mercury will range from 28 to 35 degrees on Monday and Tuesday. The high will hit 37 from Wednesday.

The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said this plum rain was 33 days, 10 days more than normal.

The longer plum pain brought more precipitation. The precipitation recorded at the benchmark Xujiahui meteorological center in downtown Xuhui District during this period was 513.2 millimeters, the fifth highest since the city's weather records began and double the average 243.1 millimeters.

This plum rain was also cooler than before. The average temperature at Xujiahui was 25.2 degrees Celsius, 1.8 degrees lower than the average.

There were four days with torrential rains in this period. On June 30, the precipitation was 140.9 millimeters. The number of torrential rain days and daily rainfall are both the highest in for several decades.

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