This year’s record high temperature has been reached! The North experienced a significant return of high temperatures from June 15 to 22. Temperatures in Zhengzhou, Jinan, and other cities can reach 104 degrees Fahrenheit
or more. In some regions, there have been extended periods of high temperatures of unusual severity.
According to the Central Meteorological Observatory’s estimate, high temperatures will prevail in various parts of the North from June 16 to 22, with the strongest phase falling between June 17 and 18. In parts of 12 provinces, including Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Hubei, Jiangsu, Anhui, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Ningxia, Xinjiang, and Gansu daily maximum temperatures range from 95°F to 100°F, with local temperatures reaching about 104°F.
However, this is only the beginning, and Zhengzhou is far from Henan’s hottest spot. Henan province might have daily temperatures of 104°F and surface temperatures of 158°F in the coming week, potentially nearing or breaking the June high-temperature record.
At 13:10 on the same day, Shaanxi province issued a high-temperature red signal warning, which is expected to arrive in the afternoon of the 16th in Linwei County and Fuyao District of Weinan City, Weiyang County, Xincheng District, County Chang’an, and 11 other counties and districts in Xi’an City, Xunyang City, Ankang City, Baihe District, Canglu City, Cangnan County. Maximum temperatures will exceed 98.6°F around the Yellow River in northern Shaanxi, the Guanzhong Plain, and the whole of eastern Shaanxi.
The hottest temperature in Jinan from the 18th to the 20th is above 102°F for three days in a row and will reach 106°F on the 19th, which is the highest temperature among provincial capital cities for this persistent heat wave. In mid-June, it shattered the local record for the hottest day.
After the 22nd, daily maximum temperatures in Jiangnan and southern China will also exceed 95 to 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. This prolonged heat wave impacts a large area, particularly in Henan, Shandong, and southern Hebei provinces, and is projected to endure at least a week.