The wave continues extreme heat in China: since last March there have been periods marked by temperature extremely high. Yesterday, May 31, 39 stations broke their all time record and 108 their monthly record. Even touch yourself 44,4°C Qiaojia (Yunnan) at 900 meters above sea level which equaled the absolute record recorded on 3 June 2014. Some absolute records should also be set such as the 43.0 degrees reached in Yuanmou (Yunnan) and the 42.7 degrees in Ningnan ( Sichuan).
A ShanghaiChina’s financial hub, has signed up the hottest day in May for over a century now. This heat wave is particularly gripping large parts of the southern region of the country.
CHINA HISTORIC 2023 HEAT WAVE:
Besides the all times records broken few weeks ago
The screenshots above are the stations which had their all time records the past 3 days: pic.twitter.com/KYeaoo3Ol5
— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) May 31, 2023
The metropolitan city recorded a temperature of 36,1°C on Monday, surpassing the previous May record of 35.7C, set in 1876, 1903, 1915 and 2018, according to statistics from the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau, according to the state meteorological agency.
Sichuan province, home to more than 80 million peoplehas already issued high-temperature warnings, with some areas recording temperatures of 42C.
China usually experiences its peak summer heat from June to August, when temperatures tend to fluctuate between 25 and 33 degrees. This year, however, the heat wave started much earlier, probably due to the increase in global temperatures due to the climate crisis.
In April – amid a heat wave that hit 12 Asian countries – several weather stations in China recorded temperatures above 35C, unusually high for the season.
Much of southern China, including the provinces of Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan, will experience temperatures above 35C until mid-next week, according to CMA forecasts. In some areas, temperatures could soar to 37-39°C.
The raising of temperature it may also be, in part, the result of tropical cyclone Mawar which is passing near the Philippines, Taiwan and southern China, bringing rain and gusty winds to the archipelago.