Chinese cities register record temperatures so far in March

This week more than a dozen cities in China broke temperature records. For example, Wuhan registered 26°C on Monday, which is 12°C higher than the average for early March. 

In the case of Beijing, temperatures of up to 25 °C were recorded at the beginning of this week, also exceeding the average of a few days ago by more than 10 °C.

In fact, this is something that has been happening since last month. The China National Meteorological Center noted that February average temperatures were 1.6°C higher than normal and rainfall 3.9% lower. 

In addition, spring has arrived earlier than normal in regions south of the Yangtze River (located in the center and south of the country): up to 20 days earlier.

According to this Center, 2023 will also be a year of extreme heat that experts associate with climate change. And it is that last year the country had months of extreme heat and drought in which there were temperatures above 40 °C, in addition to fires that affected crops, and more than 260 weather stations broke records.

Currently, Yunnan province, located in the southwest of the country, is a hydroelectric base and is in a prolonged drought that will last until April, according to the forecast by the meteorological bureau.

Since November, the average rainfall in the province is more than 60% below normal.

On the other hand, in regions such as Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, in the north of the country, smog accumulation has been identified due to increased industrial activities. 

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