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Macao swelters under scorching temperatures topping 37 degrees Celsius

Sunday records fifth highest single-day temperature, and second hottest in July, since 1952; more of the same to come this week.

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Sunday records fifth highest single-day temperature, and second hottest in July, since 1952; more of the same to come this week.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:41 am

Macao is set to be blasted by scorching temperatures over the next couple of days after forecasters issued the Orange extremely hot weather warning.

A temperature of 37.4 degrees Celsius was recorded at the Garden of Tai Tam Hill (also known as “Big Taipa Hill) station at noon yesterday, according to the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau.

The bureau noted that this was the fifth highest single-day temperature, and the second hottest recorded in July, since it was established in 1952.

In contrast to the previous extreme hot weather caused by the downdraft of tropical cyclones, the current heat wave is impacted by a strong subtropical high, which has spread to many parts of the world.

The bureau pointed out that from 9 July, it issued a Yellow hot weather alert for 15 consecutive days, while the first Orange hot weather alert of the year was issued at about 11 am yesterday, meaning “extremely hot” weather is expected to continue in the coming days with a maximum temperature of over 36 degrees Celsius in some areas during the day. The cloudless sky and weak winds will intensify the heat.

The bureau urged outdoor workers and people going outside to avoid strenuous activities in the hot sun, and to drink plenty of water, so as to prevent heatstroke, The Macau Post Daily reported. 

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:41 am

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