Sunshine Set To Return

Shanghai is expected to wake up to showers on Monday morning, but the skies will clear with the mercury bouncing back to 29 degrees Celsius.


The heavy rain on Saturday night and Sunday morning triggered two blue alerts for storms and gales, as well as a yellow alert for lightning.


By 4pm on Sunday, suburban Jiading District had received the heaviest rain with 58 millimeters, followed by 48.3 millimeters in Chongming and 47.4 millimeters in Qingpu.


Tuesday will be a bit cooler at 26 degrees, with the rest of the week topping 29 degrees.


May has seen less rain than normal.


Data from the the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau shows that by Sunday, Shanghai’s precipitation was only 1.8 millimeters, more than 90 percent less than the average 75.3 millimeters. It is the lowest since weather records were first kept in 1874.


And so far there were only three rainy days in May, six days less than normal.


Source: SHINE