Continuous rains on Saturday and Sunday dispelled the city’s first heat wave this summer, but sweltering weather will make a comeback around Thursday, local forecasters warned.
Hangzhou recorded a temperature of 37.2 degrees on Friday. Luckily, the heat wave was cut short by two days of rains which sent the mercury down to a low of 24 degrees.
Today and tomorrow will remain cool and the weather will turn from overcast to rainy with a high of about 28 degrees. Wednesday is expected to be sunny and cloudy and the mercury will rebound to 34 degrees.
It will be clear and cloudy on Thursday too, with a maximum temperature of about 35 degrees. The rise in temperature coincides with traditional Chinese calendar that says the hottest part of summer, known as fu, normally runs from mid-July to late August.
Source: Hangzhou International Center