Home>>Life
Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Monday, April 01, 2002

Summer Comes Early to Beijing as Temperature Hits Record

The temperature in the Chinese capital reached 28.7 degrees Celsius Sunday, the highest for this time of the year since 1915. According to the Central Meteorological Station, similar hot weather usually occurs only in late May, and the former record high for March was 26.4 degrees Celsius, in 1989.


PRINT DISCUSSION CHINESE SEND TO FRIEND



Warm Spring In Beijing
The temperature in the Chinese capital reached 28.7 degrees Celsius Sunday, the highest for this time of the year since 1915.

According to the Central Meteorological Station, similar hot weather usually occurs only in late May, and the former record high for March was 26.4 degrees Celsius, in 1989.

Skirts, short-sleeved shirts, sunglasses and topees appeared indowntown Beijing, and sales of ice cream and cold drinks soared with the temperature.

Most regions in China, especially north China cities such as Beijing, Tianjin and Shenyang, have experienced unusually hot weather recently.

Experts say that the hot weather is caused by a warm air mass and ample sunshine. The temperature in Beijing and other Chinese cities will remain above 20 degrees Celsius for the next three days, and decrease gradually after a cold air mass arrives around April 5.


Questions?Comments? Click here
    Advanced

China Experiences Another Warm Winter



 


Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved