Published July 14, 2017

Shanghai Sees Hottest Day Of The Year

By Ben Cost

Did you feel your skin turning into pork cracklings every time you ventured outside? It wasn't your imagination; the Mercury shot to a scorching 39 degrees celsius (102 in yank speak), marking the hottest day of the year so far. 


The extreme heat was followed by a host of other extreme weather including scattered thunderstorms and even hail. Unfortunately, the weather won't be cooling anytime soon; the average forecast for the next seven days is 35 degrees celsius.


The heat wave has rippled out to Northern China as well with Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Sichuan and Xinjiang hitting 40-42 degrees Celsius. Yesterday, an African man suffered heat stroke in Beijing as temperatures hit 36 degrees. 


So turn on those air conditioners that only seem marginally cooler than the heaters and follow these steps to summer-proofing your apartment.


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