A COLD front over the weekend will drive away the warmth, forecasters said yesterday.
The benchmark Xujiahui Observatory recorded a temperature of 16.3 degrees Celsius yesterday, a rarity in January.
It was more than 8 degrees higher compared with the average highest temperature recorded by the observatory on the same day in the latest 10 years, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said.
Temperatures in Jiading and Pudong were the highest in the city at 18.5 degrees and 18.1 degrees respectively.
The high temperatures is closely related with circulation, said Kong Chunyan, a chief service officer of the bureau.
Tomorrow’s low will be 7 degrees Celsius and high 16. It will dip to 9 degrees over the weekend.
On Sunday, the temperature will drop to 2 degrees, the bureau said.
The weather should remain sunny to cloudy until Tuesday under the influence of a cold front and a low pressure trough.