xi's moments
Home | Society

China experiencing record temperature intensity

By Li Hongyang | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-08-17 15:17

A child plays with a toy water gun amid high temperature at a park in Xuhui district of East China's Shanghai, July 10, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

The National Climate Center said on Wednesday that the intensity of China's regional high temperatures is now the highest on record.

Temperature intensity is determined by the average national temperature, its range of influence and its duration, the center said.

Data collected by the center since June 13 showed that by Monday, temperatures had broken the 62-day record set in 2013, becoming the longest period of high heat since China began collecting its weather data in 1961.

The center reported that the coverage area of temperatures above 40 C during that period is now the largest in history.

The highest temperature recorded in the nation during the period was 44.5 C, in Chongqing.

According to the National Meteorological Center, the current regional heat wave is expected to continue, and comprehensive intensity will increase in the days to come.

Global Edition
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349