Record high temperatures have been noted around the world, raising concern over the way the rest of the planet would be able to cope with the El Niño phenomenon.
Chinese news website XinhuaNet reported that the country has experienced no less than four heatwaves in their different regions.
Meteorologists noted that the heat waves came earlier and are more extreme than the ones that came before.
The heat waves stretched all the way from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Hebei Province to the western part of Liaoning Province.
Beijing, the report added, has temperatures that reached 40 degrees Celsius in recent weeks, registering its highest temperatures since 1961.
On the other hand, reports from the Associated Press revealed that temperatures reached a sweltering 53. 3 degrees Celsius in Death Valley in California.
The highest recorded temperature there was in 1913 at 56.67 degrees Celsius.
Al Jazeera also reports that extremely high temperatures have been gripping parts of Europe, China, and the United States.
The Acropolis, Greece’s primary tourist attraction, had to close after mercury levels reached 40 degrees Celsius.
Italy’s capital, Rome, is also not spared as temperatures are expected to rise to 43 degrees Celsius on Tuesday while elsewhere like Sicily, and Sardinia could reach 48 degrees Celsius.
Parts of Japan could also reach to 38 to 39 degrees Celsius.
Al Jazeera reports that extremely high temperatures will have devastating effects especially on fishing.