First 40°C in October in Chinese History

Today was a historic day in China: for the first time in Chinese history 40°C were recorded in October.

🇨🇳 Today, October 1st, the station of Shitai (Anhui Province) jumped to 40.0°C.
10 stations are above the previous national records and lots of other stations have smashed their monthly records.
This is just the begininng of an intense and unprecedented heatwave that will continue in East Asia in the next days.

🚩 It was very hot also in Japan, where 132 October highest temperatures records were broken mainly in Hokkaido.
31.4°C were recorded at Tokori, nearly 5°C above the previous record.
Today was a historical day also in the Koreas: North Korea rose to 33.4°C at Wonsan, breaking October national record and South Korea jumped to 32.8°C at Kangnung, setting a new October national record.

🔥 This summer China experienced the longest and harshest heatwave since records began and temperatures have risen as high as 45°C.
Extreme heat of over 40°C has been recorded for more than 70 days in a row, affecting 900m people.
Almost 300 weather stations across the country matched or broke temperature records in August.
It was also China’s third-driest August on record, with average rainfall 23.1% lower than average.

📸 Graphics created by NextClima based on GFS – Meteociel