Shanghai was the hottest city in China last Thursday, with a temperature of 38.6 degrees Celsius recorded at the Xujiahui meteorological center in Xuhui district, reports Shine.
It was Shanghai’s hottest day in three years, while the effects of air temperature, relative humidity and wind speed meant it was perceived by humans at a mind-melting 45 degrees Celsius.
The city’s weather bureau issued a yellow alert – the third highest in a four-tier system – at 9.25am, the earliest that a heat alert had been issued this year. After 90 minutes the alert was updated to orange – the second highest – with temperatures around 37 degrees across the entire city.
Sweltering conditions are forecast to continue into next week.
[Cover image via Shanghai Daily]