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Wet, cold weather to mark Qingming Festival holiday in Shanghai

By  Ni Yinbin and Zha Minjie   (Shanghai Daily)

08:29, April 03, 2013

IF you have already done away with your jumper or sweater, dig them out again.

After a relatively few days of sunshine the weathermen are forecasting a cold and wet weekend, but which, apparently, is always the case at every Qingming Festival.

With millions out on the roads for the sacred tomb-sweeping day tomorrow, the wet weather may be a bit of an hindrance, adding to the pressures on the toll stations as well.

In an effort to ease traffic congestion, authorities have decided against charging toll tax on the expressways during the three-day holiday which starts tomorrow.

Extra subway trains will also be pressed into service in suburban Shanghai.

Because of an upper trough, Shanghai's weather is expected to turn cloudy to overcast today with few showers likely in the afternoon.

The low will drop to around 6 degrees Celsius in the morning while the high is expected to hold steady at 17 degrees Celsius as it was yesterday, according to the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.

More rain is expected tomorrow with the low rising to 12 degrees and the high remains 17 degrees, weathermen said.

The drizzle should turn moderate on Friday, overcast to cloudy with rain, while the low is expected to touch 13 degrees. The high should remain around 17 degrees, the bureau said.

The readings should plunge on Saturday because of a cold front with the low dropping to around 7 degrees and the high hovering around 10 degrees.

"The mercury should drop on Saturday and the winds become stronger in the coastal areas," Fu said.

On Sunday it will be cloudy with sunny intervals. The high will be 14 degrees and the low will dip to 5 degrees, according to the bureau.

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