This week will remain hot and dry but the city’s maximum temperature will drop to 37 degrees Celsius at the weekend, weather forecasters said.
The subtropical high that has dominated East China since mid-July is weakening but the mercury may still hover close to 40 degrees in the first half of this week and Hangzhou will continue to swelter without any rain.
The city recorded a maximum temperature of 41.6 degrees Celsius last Friday, a record in history. But the month-long heat wave is expected to move northward this coming weekend.
Typhoon Utor is approaching the Philippines and is expected to invade southeast China and northern Vietnam.
The National Meteorological Center has warned that Utor may hit the coastal areas of Guangdong and Hainan provinces in the coming two days after making landfall in the Philippines today. But the typhoon will have little influence on Hangzhou.
Source: Hangzhou International Center