Shanghai records lowest average July temperature in 142 years, China

Shanghai records lowest average July temperature in 142 years, China

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.


Mia 6 years ago

Sure this has to do with CO2 and man-made-global-warming.

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