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People walk on the street amid high temperature in Minhang district of East China's Shanghai, July 10, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Shanghai Central Meteorological Observatory issued an orange alert for extreme heat on Friday morning, stating that temperatures are likely to exceed 37 °C in most areas in the city.

According to the observatory's weather forecast on Thursday, the temperature is expected to soar to around 40 °C on Friday and the heatwave will likely affect the city until mid-August.

Local experts have reminded the public to take precautions against the heat and limit outdoor activities.