Liberty Times reported that many localities in China continue to suffer from the record heat. The surface temperature of some highways in Jiangsu reached 72 ºC (161.6 °F).

China has been experiencing an unusual heat wave since June this year. According to Chinese media, this year’s temperature is the highest since 1961, when full temperature statistics started to be registered.

High temperatures have been above 40 ºC (more than 104 °F) in some places such as Shaanxi, Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai Hubei, Zhejiang, Chongqing, and Xinjiang.

According to the Jiangsu Meteorological Department, the high temperature has caused the surface temperature of some highways to reach 72 ºC (161.6 °F). The agency warned that many cars would have punctures at this temperature.

Epoch Times cited CCTV Finance and Economics news saying that on the 12th, the sweltering weather of 40 °C (over 100 °F) set a new record for Shanghai since meteorological records began in 1873.

According to News-Ifeng’s report on August 14, little rain and continuous heat have caused many rivers in China to dry up.

Vision Times reported that Huang Huai, Guangdong Province, and elsewhere in northern China are experiencing their hottest nights in 71 years.

Liberty Times quoted experts warning that, with the current situation in China, high temperatures and hot weather could become a kind of “new normal.”

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