Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Shanghai sees its longest no precipitation period in 138 years,

Shanghai is currently experiencing its longest period of no precipitation in 138 years, according to a report released on Monday by the Shanghai Municipal Meteorological Bureau.

Shanghai's urban areas have recorded just 132.9 mm of rainfall since the beginning of this year, the lowest level since 1873, said the report.

Shanghai already experienced a dry and cold winter last year, with the the lowest average temperatures recorded in the city since 1978, the report said.

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