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China's 'heat pole' bakes as temperature hits 83 C (3)

(China Daily)    16:21, June 27, 2018

A huge thermometer shows ground surface temperature at 83 C in a scenic area in Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, June 25, 2018. [Photo by Liu Qinglei / Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

A huge thermometer, 12 meters tall and 65 centimeters wide, measures the temperature. Located at the center of the scenic area, it is one of the favorite places for tourists to take photos.

Wang said the thermometer could measure surface temperature as high as 100 C, with margin of error within 0.5 degrees.


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