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Shanghai May Break All-Time Record Highs as More Heat Arrives

Following a deadly heat wave that ended July, the temperature will soar even higher in Shanghai this week.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists are forecasting an all-time record-tying high of 40.6 degrees C (105 degrees F) Tuesday and then an all-time record-breaking high of 41.1 degrees C (106 degrees F) on Wednesday, breaking the record set just last week according to Shanghaiist.com.

Added to the heat, high levels of humidity with make AccuWeather RealFeel temperatures soar into well into the upper 40s degrees C (110s degrees C). At these levels, anyone may be at risk of heat stress or heat stroke with symptoms such as dizziness, cramping, a throbbing headache, confusion or slurred speech. If you experience any of these symptoms, get into the shade and soak yourself with water.

To prevent heat stress or stroke, try to stay out of direct sunlight, drink plenty of water, wear light-colored clothing, avoid strenuous activity and try to spend time in air conditioned places.

July ended with eight consecutive days above 38 degrees C (100 degrees F) with high temperatures of at least 39 degrees C (102 degrees F) occurring four times. Dozens of people were killed during the late-July heat wave, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.