Cold front on the way, with zero degrees expected on Wednesday

Zhu Yuting
The first cold front of the New Year will affect Shanghai this week, with temperatures plummeting to zero degrees Celsius on Wednesday morning in the downtown.
Zhu Yuting
Edited by Li Qian.

The 567-meter-high Shanghai Tower embraced the New Year's first snow on Sunday, surrounded by a flurry of flakes.

Unfortunately, those snowflakes did not touch the ground, and gradually dispersed in the air.

It was a forerunner to the first cold front of the New Year, from northern China. It will start to influence Shanghai from Monday night with showers and wind, according to the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.

The temperatures from Monday to Friday are likely to be under 10 degrees, ranging between zero and 9 degrees.

Wednesday is forecast to see the lowest temperature at zero degrees.

Short-term showers affected some areas of the city on Sunday with the mercury ranging from 4 degrees to 9 degrees.

Low pressure and weak winds on Sunday night and Monday daytime will make it hard for pollutants to dissipate, so the city will be affected by a slight haze.

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