Beijing, June 23 (BNA): Beijing on Friday (June 23) raised its hot weather warning to “red” – the highest level in its colour-coded alert system – saying most parts of the Chinese capital could roast in temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius. .
On Thursday, the maximum temperature in the city of nearly 22 million people topped 41 degrees Celsius and broke the record for the hottest day in June, according to the Associated Press.
A meteorological station in its southern suburbs, which is the main gauge for Beijing, recorded 41.1 degrees Celsius in the afternoon.
The previous June high was recorded on June 10, 1961, when the mercury reached 40.6 degrees Celsius.
The daily maximum recorded on Thursday was the second highest in the city’s history, just below the 41.9°C recorded by Beijing on July 24, 1999.
China has a four-level weather warning system, with red being the most intense, followed by orange, yellow and blue.
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