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China's 'heat pole' bakes as temperature hits 83 C

(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]

More than 2,500 tourists flocked to Northwest China's Turpan to enjoy the extreme heat as temperature rose to 83 C at 16:00 on Monday, Xinjiang Morning Post reported on Tuesday.

It was the highest ground surface temperature recorded this year, the newspaper citing an official in Turpan said.


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