In the immortal – often quoted at the start of news articles about hot weather by writers who can't think of anything more original – words of Nelly: 'It's gettin' hot in herre.'
That's right, according to a report by Sina
and numbers from the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau, temperatures in the city this week are expected to rise above the 30 degrees Celsius mark. Get ready to sweat, blast your air conditioning on full and desperately shop for heat-beating dongxi
We can expect the hottest days on Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs of 33, while it cools down (at want of a better description) slightly to 30 degrees on both Thursday and Friday, before dipping further to 29 and 28 on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
How do we recommend you tackle the heat? Treat yourself to a cheap iced coffee
, a tasty ice cream
, a dip in a pool
, or just spend the next week seeking refuge inside an air-conditioned shopping mall, browsing like your life depends on it.