China is under one of the worst heatwaves in decades while rainfall reached record highs in June. Extreme heat has also been battering Japan, and volatile weather is causing trouble for other parts of the world as well. Scientists say all these events are clinked to climate change and they expect even more warming this century.
The northeastern provinces of Shandong, Jilin and Liaoning experienced record high levels of precipitation. The national average was 112.1 millimetres and was 9.1 per cent higher than the same month last year. The average temperature of the country also reached 21.3 degrees Celsius in June. This is the highest it has been since 1961.
Even higher temperatures are forecasted in most of the country throughout the month of July. In the northern province of Henan, Xuxhang reached temperatures of 24.1 C and Dengfeng hit 41.6 C on June 24.
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