More than 20 Chinese provinces are currently experiencing high temperatures. China Weather Network reported that this high-temperature round would last at least ten days. The highest temperature has exceeded 40°C (or 104°F) in 11 provinces.
Chinese media Xiwang Zhisheng cited the temperature rankings of China’s national meteorological observation sites on July 11.
According to the temperature rankings, the daily average temperature was 36°C (96.8°F). Chongqing in southwestern China reached the highest temperature.
Shaoxing City, Zhejiang province, also experienced high temperatures, with a daily average of up to 35.5°C (95.9 °F).
The other top 10 cities included Lishui in Zhejiang, Fuzhou—the capital of Fujian province in southeast China, Yibin in Sichuan, Maanshan in Anhui, and others. The highest temperature recorded in the cities mentioned above was 40°C.
According to the Ming Pao news outlet, Zhang Juan, a meteorological analyst, stated that this round of high temperatures is the highest in China this year.
High temperatures also hit many areas in Sichuan province in July. Some Sichuan netizens said they could only leave their house to throw out the garbage after 11 p.m, and even then, the temperature is still hot. During the day, the living room is so hot that it will burn their feet.
A recent video clip on the Internet shows a white dog walking in the sun in Mianyang, Sichuan. However, the street surface was so hot that it burned the little dog’s feet. The dog was distressed and constantly lifted its feet off the ground. [Video]
As Chinese media News QQ reported, while collecting nucleic acid samples in Suixi county, Anhui province, under nearly 40°C, some Dabai from the county hospital of traditional Chinese medicine also stuck popsicles outside their hazmat suits, especially on their heads. [Image]
The Central Meteorological Observatory quoted meteorological experts saying that in the next ten days, many places in the south of China will be affected by the subtropical high pressure and high-temperature weather. Among them, in the Sichuan Basin, Zhejiang, and other places, the local temperatures can rise above 40°C.