Downpours predicted for Dragon Boat and beyond
HEAVY rains will hit the city next week as plum rain season looms, weather authorities say.
Friday is set to be cloudy, with a high temperature reaching 30 degrees. Skies will be cloudy to overcast over the weekend. The high will hover around 28 degrees. Meanwhile, air quality will remain good.
A subtropical heatwave is set to gain strength from Sunday, bringing a string rainy days next week, according to the Shanghai Metrological Bureau.
On Monday, the day of Dragon Boat Festival, downpours are expected across the city. Rains will get heavier from Tuesday and last for several days, indicating the arrival of the plum rains.
According to records from the Xujiahui weather station, plum rain season usually starts on June 17 and lasts for three weeks. But its arrival is determined by several factors, such as average temperature readings and rainfall levels, forecasters said.
After the plum rain season ends, the city will enter the dog days of summer.