Shanghai's temperature hits record high on April 26

15:51, April 27, 2011      

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The temperature in Shanghai reached 33.2 degrees Celsius on April 26, breaking the previous record set in 1953, and becoming the hottest April 26 in the history of Shanghai, according to the Shanghai Center Meteorological Observatory.

Shanghai's temperature soared to 32 degrees Celsius at 11:30 a.m. on April 26, and the daily high temperature in Xujiahui reached 33.2 degrees Celsius at 2 p.m. April 26 was the hottest day in 2011 so far, with temperatures hitting record highs.

Meteorological data shows that the highest daily temperature in Shanghai for April 26 previous was in 1953, which reached 31 degrees Celsius. Therefore, April 26, 2011 has become the hottest April 26 recorded in the history of Shanghai.

Some people are worried that such a high temperature in April might be abnormal. However, Man Liping, chief service officer at the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau, said that the average daily high temperature of more than half of the days in April have reached higher than 30 degrees Celsius since 1951, and the daily high temperature on April 28, 2005 even reached 33.9 degrees Celsius. It has been the highest recorded temperature in Shanghai for the month of April in 60 years, and in addition, the daily high temperature on April 22, 1946 even reached 34.8 degrees Celsius.

By People's Daily Online

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