China Sets New Heat Record: Temperature Soars to 52.2 Degrees Celsius in Northwestern Region

news 17-Jul-2023 Asia

Record-Breaking Heat of Over 52 Degrees Celsius in Northwestern China


A new heat record has been set in China. In the remote village of Sanbao in northwestern China, the temperature soared to 52.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday, according to state media reports. The previous highest temperature recorded in the country was 50.3 degrees Celsius in 2015.


This development has raised concerns of a potential repeat of last year's drought. China experienced its worst drought in 60 years in 2022.

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