Areas across China have been tested by extreme weather, including heat, drought and flooding, this summer.
After sweating through the hottest July on record, Shanghai upgraded its daily high-temperature alert from orange to red, the highest on the country’s three-tiered color-coded heat alert system, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, as the weather forecast showed a high of 40 degrees Celsius.
Tuesday also marked the fourth hot day in August for Shanghai, which saw a record-high temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius on Friday.

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