- Title: Shanghai issues first red heat alert of the summer
- Date: 21st July 2017
- Summary: SHANGHAI, CHINA (JULY 21, 2017) (REUTERS) SHANGHAI SKYLINE PEOPLE WALKING ON BRIDGE MAN WITH PARASOL LOOKING AT SMART PHONE WOMEN WITH PARASOLS NEXT TO MIST SPRAYING MACHINE MAN STANDING UNDER MIST SPRAYING MACHINE PEDESTRIANS CROSSING STREET MAN WITH TOWEL ON HIS HEAD CROSSING STREET VARIOUS OF LARGE THERMOMETRE ON BUILDING READING 37 DEGREES CELSIUS (98.6 FAHRENHEIT) PEDESTRIANS CROSSING STREET TRAFFIC ON STREET, PEDESTRIANS CROSSING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) 20-YEAR-OLD SHANGHAI RESIDENT, HUANG YIFAN, SAYING: "Originally, I thought Shanghai was pretty hot. The temperature keeps breaking records. In a word, the weather is really quite unbearable. It will break record temperatures again in future as it's not at it's hottest right now." VARIOUS OF PEDESTRIANS WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) 26-YEAR-OLD TOURIST, HU YUE, SAYING: "I feel it's like..." 27-YEAR-OLD WOMAN, YUAN YE, SAYING: "... being boiled in a microwave." "It feels like in a sauna, once you come outside, you start to sweat." VARIOUS OF MAN EATING ICE SMOOTHIE VARIOUS OF PEDESTRIANS WALKING
- Embargoed: 4th August 2017 12:13
- Keywords: heave wave red alert Shanghai climate
- Location: SHANGHAI, CHINA
- City: SHANGHAI, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Environment
- Reuters ID: LVA0016QNTT8L
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Shanghai authorities declared the city's first red heat alert on Friday (July 21), which is the highest on its three-tier heat alert system.
The city set a new record of 40.9 degree Celsius (105 Fahrenheit) at around 2 pm local time (0600GMT), Chinese state news media Xinhua reported. It is the highest temperature recorded in Shanghai since 2013.
Local media said the record high could continue for the next five days.
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