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At 35.8° Macau logs hottest May in 66 years

The temperature reached 35.8 degrees Celsius Tuesday, marking it the hottest day this year, and the hottest May since 1952, according to the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG).

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The temperature reached 35.8 degrees Celsius Tuesday, marking it the hottest day this year, and the hottest May since 1952, according to the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG).

An SMG official told the media that due to an area of high pressure, the mercury reached at least 33 degrees for six consecutive days from May 19 to 24, which also makes this the longest period of hot weather in May recorded at the Big Taipa Hill weather station since 1991.

Because of the hot weather, the Social Affairs Bureau (IAS) said it has opened its “summer shelter” for anyone in need until the weather cools down, while urging the public to pay attention to the health of the elderly who are living on their own and people with chronic illnesses, urging the public to take adequate precautions.

At 1:40 a.m. today, the temperature stood at 29.7 degrees in the Outer Harbour.

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