Shang­hai to en­ter win­ter overnight with cold front

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

Another round of even colder weather will hit Shang­hai on Thurs­day and Fri­day, Shang­hai Morn­ing Post re­ported Tues­day. Ac­cord­ing to me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal fore­casts, Fri­day (which hap­pens to be “Daxue”, the 21th Chi­nese so­lar term when tem­per­a­tures drop dra­mat­i­cally), will pos­si­ble be the first of­fi­cial day of win­ter.

Tem­per­a­tures down­town are ex­pected to drop be­low 10 C, while the sub­urbs will prob­a­bly hit 0 C. Experts pre­dict that Shang­hai may even see a sprin­kling of snow driven in by north­west winds.

How­ever, it is still uncertain whether the up­com­ing cold front will bring ac­tual snowflakes. Sta­tis­tics show that the av­er­age snowy day in Shang­hai be­tween Novem­ber 21 and De­cem­ber 22 in the years be­tween 1981 to 2010 was less than 0.5. The first for­mal snows of Shang­hai usu­ally ar­rive in early Jan­uary. Af­ter the 19th tra­di­tional so­lar term of “Li­dong,” the be­gin­ning of win­ter, if the av­er­age tem­per­a­ture for five con­sec­u­tive days is less than 10 C, the first day is con­sid­ered the first of­fi­cial day of win­ter.

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