So, how’s your Plum Rain season shaping up so far? While Shanghaiist had the good fortune of ducking most of it back home in the States, the word on the street (by “street” we mean our trusty MSN messenger) is that it’s been pretty brutal! Well, fret not, relief is on the way … maybe. According to the always “no-so-reliable” Shanghai Meteorological Service, the deceptively sweet sounding, but “god do I [email protected]$#ing hate it” Plum Rain belt is still straddling the Yangtze Delta and pushing southward, due to arrive in our lovely city’s airspace later tomorrow or the day after, with chances of scattered thunder storms and a possible drop in temperature (to a cool low 30ish range — time to break out the turtle necks). This could all mark the end of this iteration of the dreaded Plum Rain season. Whew, about time! Unless of course the weatherman is wrong, in which case the wretched heat/humidity continue and we’ve just wasted a bunch of your time. But we do continue to appreciate your readership, as always.
Good thing most of those 4th of July cookouts were over the weekend (and that most people in Shanghai aren’t American).
Photo from Sohu.com.