Dry weather set to continue

Ke Jiayun
Last month was the driest in the past four decades.
Ke Jiayun

Last month was marked as the driest in the past four decades with only 2.5 millimeters of precipitation recorded at benchmark Xujiahui weather station between October 3 and November 3.

Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said the 2.5-millimeter rainfall is only 4 percent of the general average and the lowest since 1980.

The accumulated precipitation seen at outskirts was lower than 3 millimeters and suburban Jinshan District didn't witness any effective precipitation.

The city will be dominated by a weak high pressure on Monday and Tuesday with cloudy skies. 

The morning temperatures will be 15 to 16 degrees Celsius but lower in suburban areas will be lower, around 13 degrees. The high will be 21 degrees.

There has a chance of fog or light pollution.

The cloudy weather will last through Wednesday and increase on Wednesday night and Thursday with brief rain. 

Cold air will come on Friday with increasing winds. The low in suburban areas is likely to drop below 10 degrees. 

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