Rainbows hang over the skyscrapers in downtown Shanghai yesterday after thunder and rain hit the city in the afternoon. Shanghai is expected to swelter for 16 to 22 days this summer when maximum temperatures top 35 degrees Celsius, according to weathermen. Last year, the city experienced 30 such hot days. Meanwhile, this year's plum rain season, which began on June 7, is predicted to end tomorrow.
(Shanghai Daily July 3, 2008)