Hot all over

9 Aug

It’s very hot in Taipei, and it’s even hotter in Beijing and Shanghai. Temperatures have reached the mid-30s in Taipei, with yesterday reportedly hitting 39.5! In China, which is experiencing a record heatwave, people have actually died, and given that many residences don’t have air condition, it’s caused people to resort to doing things like swimming in public lakes and sleeping in subway stations, as shown in the links above.

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4 Responses to “Hot all over”

  1. Verónica August 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    My husband tells me it’s been 41 degrees Celsius back home in Texas. Thank goodness I’m currently in Beijing.

    • hcyip August 11, 2013 at 3:52 am #

      Wow, that’s intense. Guess Beijing, or Shanghai, isn’t that bad. I assume that that’s normal for Texas at this time?

      • Verónica August 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

        Pretty much. There are cool places for people to go who do not have a/c in their homes. You can also find misters around the city where people can cool down if they are out and about. It can be brutal.

      • hcyip August 12, 2013 at 4:08 am #

        When I saw the word “misters”, I thought maybe it was a typo. Now I know it refers to those things that spray water mist, ha.

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