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  • Countries in Northeast Asia are experiencing their hottest summer in decades.

  • People are having to cope with temperatures soaring to nearly 40 degrees Celsius... and

  • record-high humidity levels.

  • Kim Min-ji has the details. A record-breaking heat wave continues to bake Northeast Asia

  • and,... according to weathercasters,... it's likely to continue for some time.

  • Koreans suffered another suffocating day on Thursday,... as temperatures climbed above

  • 33 degrees Celsius nationwide... and humidity levels also rose to record levels.

  • The southern part of the country saw mercury levels rise to nearly 40 degrees Celsius,...

  • which resulted in the deaths of two people from heatstroke.

  • Meanwhile,... temperatures in China have also hovered above 40 degrees Celsius in some parts

  • of the country this week,... the highest levels on record since data collection began in 1951.

  • The commercial city of Shanghai saw its daily high soar to 40-point-6 degrees on Wednesday,

  • which left 10 people dead of heat-related illnesses.

  • The city has issued a heat alert... and the high temperatures will likely continue over

  • the weekend.

  • In neighboring Japan,... people have been suffering from sweltering temperatures for

  • a month that have resulted in the deaths of 16 people in this week alone.

  • The Japanese media report that more than 1-thousand people a day have been rushed to hospitals

  • for heat stroke,... while at least 85 people have died since May.

  • Mercury levels have topped 39 degrees Celsius in Japan for the last few weeks.

  • Over in Taiwan,... the capital saw its temperatures reach a record high 39-point-9 degrees Celsius,...

  • the highest reading in 117 years.

  • The extreme weather conditions in Asia are attributed to strong subtropical pressure

  • from the sea.

  • Weather authorities say the high temperatures will likely continue until the middle of August.

  • They advise people to avoid outdoor activity and stay hydrated.

  • Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.

Countries in Northeast Asia are experiencing their hottest summer in decades.

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B1 celsius northeast record asia heat record high

Heat wave grips Northeast Asia 동북 아시아 이상 기후

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    姚易辰 posted on 2013/08/10
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