Status: 05.07.2022 10:31 a.m.
On the one hand more than 40 degrees Celsius, on the other hand heavy rainfall and flooding: China had to deal with extreme weather conditions in June. There is no relief in sight.
China is currently experiencing extreme weather conditions. From the snow-capped peaks of Tibet to the tropical island of Hainan, temperatures hit record highs, while June saw record levels of rain in some areas.
According to the meteorological agency, the national average temperature in June was 21.3 degrees. This was 0.9 degrees warmer than the same time last year. June was the hottest month since 1961. According to experts, there are no signs of a change in the weather situation. Higher temperatures and more rainfall than usual are forecast for most of July across much of the country.
Highest rainfall ever recorded
In northern Henan province, June 24 saw the hottest days on record in Xuchang at 42.1 degrees and Dengfeng at 41.6 degrees, said meteorological expert Maximiliano Herrera, who monitors extreme weather events around the world.
At the same time, seasonal floods hit several parts of the country, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. Shandong, Jilin and Liaoning provinces in the northeast recorded the highest rainfall levels on record in June. The national average was 112.1 millimeters, up 9.1% from the same month last year, the weather agency said.