(DALIANNEWS)- High temperatures will continue to scorch areas in the coastal city of Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning Province until August 5, the local meterological authority said on Monday.
According to the report, temperatures will rise above 30 degrees centigrade or even 33 and 34 degrees before this weekend in Dalian.
The lingering heat wave is caused by a strong subtropical high pressure over the western Pacific, with temperatures climbing above 32 degrees in local major temperature monitoring stations, and the highest temperature of 37.1 degrees on Monday in Pulandian, a county-level city of Dalian.
The downtown area of Dalian has witnessed high temperatures of over 35 degrees centigrade for four times ever since 1951 when the city set up meterological records.
Although the highest temperature in the city's urban area was 0.1 degrees lower than 35 degrees centigrade on Monday, the temperature could also rank in the fifth place in history.
Local meterological authority also warned of potential risk of heat stroke and suggested outdoor work reduced.