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Shanghai swelters in record China heatwave

Temperatures in parts of China have hit record highs, leading to what is believed to be Shanghai's hottest July on record.

According to figures from the Shanghai Meteorological bureau, Shanghai has seen 24 days with temperatures at or above 35C in July.

BBC weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker explains that while a heatwave is gripping parts of country, other regions have been hit by storms and heavy rain.

  • 31 Jul 2013
  • From the section Asia
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