China heat wave continues government warning, 10 die in Shanghai — In Shanghai, today was the hottest day in recorded history, with temperatures hitting 105 °F. At least more than 10 people have died in Shanghai as vast swathes of China swelters in a stubborn mid-summer heat wave.
Tuesday marked the seventh straight day of 38-degree-C heat (at least 100 degrees F), the highest number since weather records began in 1873. Temperatures are projected to climb to almost 106 °F along the eastern seaboard and in Xinjiang over the next few days.
According to statistics from the National Climate Center, which is affiliated with the CMA, since July 1 the heat wave has spread across one third of China’s territory. And an area of 189,000 square kilometers, almost the size of Syria, saw temperatures soaring above 35 C for more than 20 days in July according to reports.