Shanghai is Hot

OMG. Shanghai has never been so hot. My last memory of such weather is around 1995.

Wendy posted some pictures in Seattle after her trip there. She was so happy that Marriott sent her camera that lost in one hotel to the other free of charge.

(actually, this should be an OOB)….

24 thoughts on “Shanghai is Hot

  1. Tony

    Hmm., will get hotter because of global warming.., also more rain and floods too..

    Replacement of Digital camera was a nice gesture from the hotel. Its beyond the call of duty and hospitality. But, I am not surprised, and definately not unheard of. Lots of establishments will try to take care of their guest the best way that they can. Makes the trip with happy ending, so next time you will come back and visit again. Other wise your wife will remember that she lost her camera there, and end her trip on a sour note. Both the guest and host don’t want that…

  2. mcgjcn

    Instead of this OOB, you could post a notice to all the friends regarding the new Written Declaration System introduced by China Customs. The new rule starts from July 1st 2005, i.e. tomorrow.

    Basically I see a major change that all the biz travellers that carry a laptop with them will have to at least tick one ‘yes’ on the declaration form and go to Red Channel (Goods to Declare).

    I don’t like this new rule, because everytime I will be traveling with either a laptop (in case of biz) or a digital camera (for holiday), this means I have to go anyway to the Red Channel.

    Jianshuo, in case you need more info, let me know.

  3. Rogi

    Peter, technically yes…..but I never have and it’s usually isn’t a problem even when they x-ray the bags.

  4. ansellee

    I live in Xuhui Shanghai and it’s really hot.You just cannot walk on the street.I guess it’s at least 40c out side.And the nite is also hot.Now I am in my room,air-conditioned room,like paradise,truly.

  5. Peter

    Are July and August the hottest months in Shanghai? What is the average highest temperature? How frequent does it have heavy rain and thunder storms in these two months?

  6. ufo

    Peter; your question “What is the average highest temperature?”

    Can you tell us the average highest temperature of where you are from (living)? And show us how do you calculate the average highest temperature.

    Thank you!

  7. annick

    ufo, what’s so wrong about the question? He is basically asking about the average temperature in July and August considering the hottest months around the year. On the contrary, your ironically asking looks really funny to me.

  8. ken Oz

    Yes it is so hot here….I remember the days when we did not have aircon.

    I am going to Bali next week…. where the temperature is the coolest time of the year…. 19-25 degrees and also dry season- the best season !

    Whereas in Sydney it is cold 4-16 degrees

    Ken Oz

  9. A

    ?????—-best way to keep cool in the hot Shanghai summer. Don’t forget to drink lots of sky-juice too. (H20)

  10. mcgjcn

    I have brought with me laptop and digital camera with me without declaration through the customs before without any problem, but now the new rule says if we don’t have anything to declare, we have to declare in written that “nothing to declare”.

    And of course there might be consequences that if we signed on the form saying nothing to declare and they find out later we have things that should be declared…

    The new rule starts from today, things with a value higher than RMB5,000 should be declared.

    For example if I have to take my laptop for a biz trip out of China and will bring it back after the trip. I shall fill in two forms, they’ll take one of it away, and I’ll keep the other one so that when I enter China again with the same laptop, with that same form, I can go without being taxed.

    I don’t know how they deal with the laptop taken out before Jul 1st and will be brought back after… i.e. there was no form filled when the laptop went out of China… interesting

  11. Peter

    Sorry, ufo, I did not phrase our question properly.

    Thanks for your website on Shanghai climate; it answers my question adequately.

    Now I have a better picture of the average high temperature in Shanghai in July and August.

  12. fei

    Jianshuo, hope you and your family & friends are fine!

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    Channelnewsasia, posted: 04 July 2005 1700 hrs

    Hundreds hospitalised as Shanghai swelters amid heatwave

    SHANGHAI : Hundreds of people have been hospitalised in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai as a record-shattering heatwave showed no signs of letting up, straining already stretched power resources.

    The thermometer hit 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit) on Sunday, making it a record ninth straight day above 35 degrees and the hottest July 3 in the city since 1873.

    The sweltering heat has strained power supplies as air-conditioners were turned up to maximum, but hundreds, mostly elderly, were hospitalised with heat stroke and breathing difficulties.

    Over 600 ambulances have been dispatched each day, the Shanghai Daily reported. No deaths, however, have been reported.

    With air-conditioners accounting for much of the power usage, authorities have instructed government buildings, malls, offices, hotels and entertainment venues to set their air-conditioning dials no lower than 26 degrees Celsius.

    Residents of the city of 17 million will have to endure the hot, humid temperatures at least until Wednesday when meterologists have forecast partial relief from expected rainstorms, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said. – AFP/de

  13. fei

    Jianshuo, hope you and your family & friends are fine!

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    Channelnewsasia, posted: 04 July 2005 1700 hrs

    Hundreds hospitalised as Shanghai swelters amid heatwave

    SHANGHAI : Hundreds of people have been hospitalised in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai as a record-shattering heatwave showed no signs of letting up, straining already stretched power resources.

    The thermometer hit 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit) on Sunday, making it a record ninth straight day above 35 degrees and the hottest July 3 in the city since 1873.

    The sweltering heat has strained power supplies as air-conditioners were turned up to maximum, but hundreds, mostly elderly, were hospitalised with heat stroke and breathing difficulties.

    Over 600 ambulances have been dispatched each day, the Shanghai Daily reported. No deaths, however, have been reported.

    With air-conditioners accounting for much of the power usage, authorities have instructed government buildings, malls, offices, hotels and entertainment venues to set their air-conditioning dials no lower than 26 degrees Celsius.

    Residents of the city of 17 million will have to endure the hot, humid temperatures at least until Wednesday when meterologists have forecast partial relief from expected rainstorms, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said. – AFP/de

  14. Santhu

    Considering the entire population in shanghai, how many percentage of population have air conditioner in room?

    I surprise about the high temperature there. I am in Dubai. Here still the temperature is less compared to last year, normally this is the peak time for summer, still we have little cool wind this time.

    I have my dear friend in Shanghai.

    Everybody have to take more water and take more salt in food to reduce the heat shock.

  15. Vit Klima

    Dear Sir,

    I am a real estate agent form Prague. I have some buyers for Shanghai apartments. Would you be so kind to explan me the facts about purchaese procedures in China, please. Zhank you in advance for your advice.

    Best regards from Prague,

    Vit Guy Klima

    Czech Republic

  16. Matt

    On my last trip out of Pudong airport for Europe, I declared my laptop, and at check in was asked to go to the customs counter where I was basicly told ‘not to be so silly’, and the Customs official crossed out ‘yes’ and ticked ‘no’ for me. So in reality I dont think laptops and cameras are going to be much of a problem.

  17. zoe

    I’m traveling to Shanghai and am concerned with the “one electronic device” rule to pass through customs. Can I bring a digital camera AND a laptop on my trip without having one of them confiscated or paying a tax??? I’m traveling in a group and do not want to be singled out or hold the group up with my personal customs problems, but I would also like to travel with my laptop!

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