The new semester for local students will kick off under gray skies and showers, with temperatures ranging in the 20s, forecasters said.
Sunday was tagged as the city’s coolest day in 20 years during the Chushu (a solar term) period, with the low falling to 19.1 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature also plunged by 7 degrees to 21 degrees.
The city’s northwestern parts received heavy to torrential rains.
The low pressure and rain belt will continue to dominate the city through Tuesday, dumping significant amount of rain during the period.
Students about to resume school on Monday are advised to carry an umbrella or raincoat and dress warm. The wet weather is also likely to hinder traffic during the morning and evening peaks.
The precipitation between Sunday and Tuesday is expected to be 80 to 100 millimeters, with rainfall in some areas reaching 120 to 150 millimeters.
The high for Monday and Tuesday will stay at 24 to 26 degrees but starting from Wednesday, it will bounce to 28 degrees. Next week there is a chance for the high to hit 30 again.
The skies will remain overcast this week, with thundershowers expected. The mercury will mainly fluctuate between 23 and 28 degrees.
The 15th solar term Bailu, or white dews, will fall on September 8. During the Bailu period, the gap between morning and evening temperatures will grow larger and autumn will almost arrive amid the cooler climes.