Heat Wave in China

More than ten people have died in a record heat wave in Shanghai, prompting a level two emergency heat alert for the first time.

Heat alerts have been issued in nine different provinces of China, including Anhui, Jiangsu, Hunan, Hubei, Shanghai and Chongqing. Shanghai temperatures have been recorded as being the hottest in 140 years.

On July 26, Xujiahui meteorological observation station in Shanghai observed 40.6℃, which is the highest since 1872.

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