Xunyang, Shaanxi set a new record for southern China at 44.7C. Erbaoxiang, Turpan set a new record for the whole of China at 50.5C. The average temperature for China in July 2017 was 23.2C.
Single-day temperature record were broken in dozens of towns and cities, as well as single-day rainfall records, and several rivers flooded to new record highs. From December 28, 2012, through to January 9, 2013. A couple of spots neared 50C.
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Canberra record also falls at 44c, with the political centre also labelled as currently having worst air pollution in the world because of surrounding bushfires.