On Monday, July 6, 2015, Shanghai recorded the lowest average July temperature in the last 142 years. The maximum temperature of the day was 21.2 °C (70.1 °F), averaging on 18.9 °C (66.0 °F), which is the lowest average temperature measured in Shanghai since July 2, 1873.
According to meteorologist Zhang Ruiyi, the low temperatures are a result of the passage of the cold air mass over the city in the midst of monsoon season. Tropical Storm "Linfa" and Typhoon "Chan-hom" are expected to have additional cooling effect on the country.
24-hr rainfall accumulation on July 9, 2015 by 15:00 UTC. Image credit: Google Earth / NASA/JAXA GPM.
On Thursday, July 9, 2015, "Linfa" hit parts of southern China with heavy rains and wind speeds of up to 126 km/h (78.3 mph). Linfa is the first of two large storms forecast to hit China this week.
Typhoon "Chan-hom" is expected to hit the provinces of Fujian or Zhejiang late Friday, July 10, or early Saturday, July 11, 2015 (UTC). As of 06:00 UTC on July 9, Chan-hom's maximum sustained winds were 144.8 km/h (55.9 mph).
All passenger transport will be suspended along the coastal areas on Friday and Saturday.
Featured image: Weather conditions on the coast of China, July 9, 2015. Image credit: NASA Aqua/MODIS.