Last Updated: Thursday, August 1, 2013

Shanghai heat wave 2013: Hottest temperature in 140 years!

More than ten people have died in record Shanghai heat wave, prompting the level two emergency heat alert for the first time.

Heat alerts have been issued in nine different provinces of China, including Anhui, Jiangsu, Hunan, Hubei, Shanghai and Chongqing. Shanghai heat wave has been recorded as the hottest July in 140 years.

On July 26, Xujiahui meteorological observation station in Shanghai observed 40.6℃, which is the highest since 1872.

China Meteorological Administration has issued a high temperature warning for predicting temperatures up to 41 degrees Celsius in coming days.

Related post: China natural calamities 2013

Below is Shanghai heat wave 2013 map from July 1 to 29 (Source China Meteorological Administration).


Similarly from 18:00 of July 31, the National Meteorological Center of CMA issued a yellow warning of drought. CMA has issued level Ⅲ meteorological emergency response in 8:30 of August 1.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 1, 2013

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