Shanghai sees highest temperatures in 145 years

World Today

Shanghai has been baking under a heat wave all month. And, not only is it not letting-up, it’s intensifying.The city recorded a temperature of almost 41 degrees Celsius (105 degrees Fahrenheit).

CGTN’s Hu Nan has more.

Shanghai’s meteorological authority has consecutively issued 13 secondary alerts against high temperatures since July 12. On Friday, the alert turned to red and the temperature rose to a record-breaking 40.9 degrees Celsius (105.62 degrees Fahrenheit).

Sunburns have caused the number of patients to double in the hospital. The high temperature also causes troubles for outdoor workers, passengers and others.

“The weather makes it harder for traffic accident victims who have to lie on the ground,” Xia Siling of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau said.

More sweltering days are forecast with highs of 40 degrees Celsius until the end of this month, when hurricane Noru may strike the coastal area, possibly dropping the temperature to 37 degree Celsius.