According to China’s Wall Street News, the country has experienced the first regional high-temperature weather this year since June 13, with a wide range, long duration, intense extremes, and significant impact.
As of July 12, the high-temperature event has lasted for 30 days, covering a land area of more than 5,000 million square kilometers and affecting over 900 million people.
The country’s highest temperature of 71 national meteorological stations has broken the historical extreme, including Hebei Lingshou 44.2 (111.56°F), Gaocheng 44.1°C (111.38°F), and Zhengding 44.0°C (111.2°F). The daily maximum temperature in Yunnan’s Yanjin exceeded 44.0°C (111.2℉).
According to the National Climate Center, from June to July 12, the average number of high-temperature days in China has been 5.3 days. This duration is 2.4 days more than the same period in an average year. It is also the highest compared to the same period in history since 1961.
Southern Shaanxi, Henan, southern Hebei, central and western Shandong, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, central and northern Hubei, Chongqing, central and southern Xinjiang, and western Inner Mongolia have recorded 10 to 20 high-temperature days since June.
South, northern Anhui, northwestern Hubei, and southeastern Xinjiang have suffered heat waves for more than 20 days.
A range of 30 to 36 days has been seen in Henan Luohe, Yongcheng, Wugang, Wuyang, Shenqiu, Xiangcheng, and Huaxian in Shaanxi, Xinjiang Shanshan, and Naomao Lake.
Xinjiang Turpan and Toksun dominate the heat duration with 42 days.
The long-lasting high-temperature period has led to a record high in the electricity load of power grids and heat stroke or even deaths.