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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-07-21 14:43

Big data reveal hottest cities in China

A huge thermometer shows ground surface temperature amounting to 88 degrees Celsius in a scenic area in Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, July 9, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

Turpan, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Haikou and Chongqing were China's hottest cities, according to data collected across the country in the past five and a half years.

Turpan in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is known as China's "heat pole". Six hundred and sixteen days in Turpan, hit 35 degrees Celsius or above during the past 2,006 days from Jan 1, 2012, to June 30 this year.

Fuzhou in Southeast China's Fujian province recorded 213 days' temperature of 35 degrees Celsius or above during the counting period. East China's Hangzhou and South China's Haikou both saw 206 days of 35-plus, or yellow alert of high temperature, followed by Southwest's Chongqing, at 182 days.

The data was added up by Sohu.com based on more than 70,000 pieces of figures from Weather.com.cn, the country's weather forecast portal. The calculation covered a total of 35 Chinese cities including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

Turpan also reported 513 days of 37 degrees Celsius or above, followed by Chongqing at 98 days. As for 40 degrees Celsius or above, the highest red alert of temperature, Turpan had 267 days, with the second Hangzhou at 11 days.

On the contrary, Northeast China's Changchun and Hohhot, Southwest's Kunming and Lhasa, and Northwest's Xining posted none days of 35 degrees Celsius or more during the calculated five and a half years.

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