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New weather forecast system launched

(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-07-07 09:24
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New weather forecast system

After a year's preparation, the Shanghai Metrological Bureau recently announced its newest weather forecast system, which is based on the advanced model of Heat Index.

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New weather forecast system launched

The system combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived equivalent temperature, aiming to provide visitors from all over the world with a more accurate feel of the weather in Shanghai.

Visitors can check the next day's temperature by logging on to, a new website operated by the bureau. Besides the general weather report, extra information is available on three main indexes, making it convenient for people to decide their activities during the summer.

Currently, the forecast, which is available in English, will be updated on the website twice a day at 6:30 am and 5 pm. In addition, the bureau said those indexes may also be available soon in the Expo Garden through radio broadcasting and LCD monitors.

Pressure on public transportation

Two months since the Expo officially opened, the public transportation system at the Expo Garden has reached its peak, prompting organizers to announce a few more control measures aimed at easing the pressure caused by an increasing number of visitors.

Bus lines in the Expo Garden have been increased from five to nine and bus stops from 27 to about 50. In addition, the number of buses has been increased from 142 to 201.

Besides, more shuttle buses will also be added in parking areas No 2 to No 5.

For visitors who leave the Expo Garden late at night, additional taxis will be available soon. Extra buses will also run between 10:30 pm and 11:30 pm to ensure all exhibitors can conveniently leave the site.

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