Continuous thunderstorms and tornadoes
The weather in China has been unstable recently, and at 2:42 pm on July 26, the Suzhou Meteorological Observatory, Jiangsu Province, issued a “red signal warning of thunderstorms and gusty winds,” accompanied by hail and local tornadoes, advising people to take precautions and not go out unless necessary.
Due to the influence of level 12 strong winds, many objects were swept into the high-speed rail area, causing some trains on the Shanghai-Nanjing and Beijing – Shanghai high-speed railway lines to be halted. The relevant departments indicated that, for the first time, they had to apply for an urgent delay.
In addition, a tornado occurred on the street, causing a bus stop to collapse instantly; fortunately, no one was injured.
People are unable to go out in Guangdong
Guangdong has recently faced a new wave of high temperatures and unbearably hot weather, with peak surface temperatures exceeding 176°F. The provincial cities have issued orange and red high-temperature warnings.
Some netizens said that at such temperatures, “you can get burned when you step outside.” Some have tried frying an egg on the roadside.
According to the data, 62 out of 86 national meteorological stations in Guangdong province have daily maximum temperatures above 98.6°F, and three in Wuhua, Shunde, and Gaoyao recorded daily maximum temperatures of 103.8°F, 101.8°F, and 101.8°F, respectively. The above numbers all broke records for the highest temperature in July since the first recorded meteorological records.
As of 13:25 on July 25, 144 high-temperature warning signals have been posted directly across Guangdong, including 31 red high-temperature warnings.
According to the Guangdong Meteorological Observatory, Guangdong’s ground temperature is high, and the high-temperature warning map has turned purple.
The surface temperature of some cities also reached new highs, of which the surface temperature of Xingning in Meizhou reached 161.96°F, Jiangmen, Xinhui reached 153.6°F, Shaoguan reached 153.5°F, Guangzhou, Huangpu reached 148.2°F.
According to mainland media reports, Guangdong has been affected by a subtropical high-pressure system in the Pacific Northwest since July 9 and has experienced a continuous high-temperature weather process on a large scale for many days.
At 14:25 on July 23, 2022, Guangzhou national radio recorded a temperature of 98.9°F, officially reaching the hottest summer in the past 30 years.
According to Vision Times, Guangzhou’s electrical load (measured by the total power consumed by electrical equipment at a time) in Guangzhou reached a record high.
Guangzhou Power Grid has continuously had a record high electricity load for nearly a week. At 13:42 on July 25, the electricity load of the Guangzhou Power Grid reached a high record of 22,414 million kilowatts, an increase of 7.85% from last year’s peak load (20,783 million kilowatts).
Under the continuous high-temperature weather, the electricity load of the Guangzhou Power Grid is expected to increase further. Severe heat and high temperatures in Guangdong province will continue this week.