The average temperature in Shenzhen in May was 28.5℃, the highest ever recorded for the month, according to the local meteorological authority. The highest daily temperature of 35.0°C was the fifth highest ever in May. Moreover, it was also an exceptionally dry month, as the city’s average cumulative rainfall was just 114.2 mm, 52.6% less than the average over the past 5 years (of 240.8 mm). June is forecast for more rain, around 300-350 mm, which would be just 1-2% less than the average for the month over the past five years. Typhoons are possible, but more likely to occur in mid-June.
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