Cooler at Home?

I have been keeping an eye on the weather and see that it has been very hot back home.

I already posted at the end of last week that it was Too Hot Today in Shanghai.

The weather has remained hot here, but the heat has also moved into California.

Shanghai Temperatures, Too Hot, Heat Index, AccuweatherIn the newspaper this morning there was an article saying that Wednesday was the third hottest day in Shanghai weather history. The temperature was 40.3 degrees Celsius which is 104.5 degrees Fahrenheit.

Today the forecast temperature is lower. I checked the temperatures at 10:24 this morning here in Shanghai and the current temperature was 99 degrees.

However the RealFeel or heat index was 120 degrees.

So, is it cooler at home?

Temperatures, Accuweather.com, humidity, heat index A couple minutes later I checked to see what the weather was at home. The temperature at 7:27 pm is still 100 degrees, but the heat index was only 97 degrees.

So, it was a degree higher in absolute temperature, but felt 23 degrees cooler than here in Shanghai.

You can see in the forecast that Thursday and Friday have a forecast high of 105 degrees, but again the heat index is basically the same.

It was definitely cooler back home 🙂

During lunch however a big thunderstorm popped up nearby and it started to really rain.

Thunderstorm, Shanghai, Pudong, FloodingRain was pelting down and blown around by heavy winds. Thunder was crashing and there was some flooding in the parking area.

Crowne Plaza Pudong, Shanghai, Rain, ReflectionWe stepped out the front door on the way back to the classroom. The temperatures had dropped significantly. It felt like it was in the 70’s.

The wet pavement was nice as I was able to get a good reflection picture of the camel that is in front of the hotel.

Rainy Day, Thunderstorm, Heat Buster, RaindropsThe rain was still coming down and the wind was blowing the rain all over the place. It was a nice respite from the heat.

The temperatures on AccuWeather.com have not come down for Shanghai, but since it is such a big city there can be a big temperature difference across the city.

I am sure that the heat will be back very soon. In fact I may go check and see once I get done posting this 🙂

I have also just checked the weather at home again. The temperature has already dropped to 75 and will drop into the 60’s overnight. Again, it is much cooler at home.

Steven

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