Plum rain weather belt brings thunderstorms

Ke Jiayun
The city will have a wet and cooler week, with the "plum rain" belt moving southwards and becoming stronger.
Ke Jiayun

The city will have a wet and cooler week, with the "plum rain" belt moving southwards and becoming stronger.

After 30-degree Celsius highs last week, the mercury will drop back to the twenties.

There will be significant thunder and rain on Monday and Tuesday with precipitation reaching 70 to 100 millimeters. Parts of the city will have rain of more than 120 millimeters.

Motorists are cautioned to take care.

Showers will continue throughout the working week with the weekend mainly cloudy. Scattered brief afternoon showers may occur on Sunday and Monday, followed by a dry Tuesday next week.

The mercury will range between 22 and 27 degrees from Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday will both see a high of 26 and a low of 21 degrees.

Tropical Storm Nuri, the first typhoon to hit China this year, landed in coastal areas of Guangdong Province on Sunday marking the start of the typhoon season. It will not have any direct impact on Shanghai, according to the local weather bureau.

According to data from the National Meteorological Center, in the past seven decades, the date of arrival of the nation's first typhoon is June 27 on average, which means this year's typhoon season kicked off about two weeks earlier than before.

The latest to arrive was Typhoon Nina on August 3, 1975, while the earliest was 2008's Typhoon Neoguri, which made landfall on April 18.

Over a period of 71 years, more than 40 percent of typhoons landed in Guangdong, while 24 percent hit Taiwan and 18 percent Hainan. Most of these typhoons were not very strong, and 60 percent of them had been weakened to tropical storm and severe tropical storm levels on landing.

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