Temperatures on Wednesday a 20-year high

Tian Shengjie
A reading of 27.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at the benchmark Xujiahui meteorological center in Xuhui District while it reached 29 degrees in Baoshan District.
Tian Shengjie
Temperatures on Wednesday a 20-year high
Dong Jun / SHINE

Two people use their hands to shade their eyes from the sun in Xuhui District on Wednesday.

The temperature on Wednesday was a 20-year high, the city’s weather bureau said.

A temperature of 27.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at the benchmark Xujiahui meteorological center in Xuhui District and it reached 29 degrees in Baoshan District.

This followed the 24.2 degrees recorded in 2002 and 2019, the authority showed.

During the early morning, many local citizens saw a double rainbow in the sky. 

Zhang Ruiyi, a bureau official, said it was the result of high humidity without rain and the angle of the sunlight. 

Temperatures on Wednesday a 20-year high
一米懒洋洋的光 / Weibo

A photograph of a double rainbow published on social media platform Weibo on Wednesday.

The bureau issued a blue gale alert, the lowest in a four-tier system, at 9am on Wednesday indicating that during the following 12 hours the wind force will reach 62-74kph in local coastal areas.

A cold front will affect the city on Thursday night and Friday will see a maximum temperature of 17 degrees.

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