Temperature in Shanghai hits record high

Amid a searing heat wave, the temperature in Shanghai hit 40.9 degrees Celsius Wednesday afternoon, matching the city's highest temperature on record.
The Shanghai Meteorological Service issued an orange alert for high temperature at 8 a.m. Wednesday, which was later upgraded to red, the highest level. This is the second time in three days that the bureau has issued a red alert.
The last time Shanghai logged such a record-high temperature was on July 21, 2017.

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