From the snow-capped peaks of Tibet to the tropical island of Hainan, China is sweltering under its worst heatwave in decades while rainfall hit a record in June.
Extreme heat is also ravaging Japan, and unsettled weather is troubling other parts of the world, which scientists say have all the signs of climate change, with expected to be even warmer this century.
The northeastern provinces of Shandong, Jilin and Liaoning saw rainfall rise to their highest levels ever recorded in June, while the national average was 112.1 mm, more than 9. 1% over the same month last year, the China Meteorological Administration said in a report on Tuesday.
The national average temperature also reached 21.3 degrees Celsius (70.34 degrees Fahrenheit) in June, up 0.9 degrees Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) from the same month last month and the highest since last year. 1961. There was no slight decrease in visibility, with higher-than-normal temperatures and rainfall forecasts for much of the country through July, the government said.
In the northern province of Henan, Xuchang reached 42.1 C (107.8 F) and Dengfeng 41.6 C (106.9 F) on June 24 for the hottest days on record, according to the weather tracker. Global extreme weather Maximiliano Herrera.
China has also seen seasonal flooding in some areas of the country, causing misery for hundreds of thousands of people, especially in the hard-hit south, which receives heavy rainfall as well as heavy rainfall. storm from the East Sea.
China is not alone in experiencing higher temperatures and more volatile weather. In Japan, authorities have warned of greater-than-normal strain on the power grid and urged residents to conserve energy.
Japanese officials have announced the end of the annual summer rainy season at the earliest since the national meteorological agency began keeping records in 1951. The rains often cool summer heat, often lasting well into the summer. July.
On Friday, the cities of Tokamachi and Tsunan set all-time heat records while several other cities broke the monthly mark.
Large swaths of the Northern Hemisphere have seen extreme heat this summer, with areas from Russia’s often cold Arctic to traditionally sultry South America recording high temperatures and humidity abnormal.
In the United States, the National Weather Service has kept 30 million Americans on some form of heat advice amid record-setting temperatures. The suffering and danger to health is heaviest among those without air conditioning or those who work outdoors, further widening the economic disparity in coping with extreme weather trends. harsh.