Beijing braces for extreme heat for third straight day

[1/3]A woman walks with cold patches on her forehead and neck amid a red alert for heatwave in Beijing, China June 23, 2023. REUTERS/Tingshu WangBEIJING, June 24 (Reuters) – Beijing topped 40 degrees Celsius (104F) on Saturday for a record third day as the Chinese capital sweltered in extreme heat, while uncommonly high temperatures for June grilled an area the size of California in northern China.At 1:51 p.m. (0551 GMT), the temperature measured by Beijing’s benchmark weather station in its southern suburbs briefly soared above 40C.Until Saturday, the city of nearly 22 million people had never logged three straight days above 40C since …
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