The China Central Meteorological Observatory issued a high-temperature red warning on August 12 for 23 consecutive days.
On August 11, the temperature continued to soar in Xinjiang’s southern and eastern regions. The temperature of 11 national meteorological stations surpassed the 40 °C thresholds.
As of August 11, temperatures above 40°C have persisted for 6 days at the Shanghai Xujiahui meteorological station this year, breaking all records at this station since 1873.
Since late July, most of the southern regions of China continue to experience high temperatures and little rain. Especially in Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanghai, and other provinces and cities, temperatures have exceeded 40 ° C (104 ºF).
The China Meteorological Department predicts severe heat waves will continue in Zhejiang for the next 7 days. In particular, on August 14 and 15, the temperature will reach 42°C or 107.6 ºF or higher in some parts of Huzhou, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Jinhua, Lishui, and others.
Huang Huai, Guangdong Province, and elsewhere in northern China are experiencing their hottest nights in 71 years.