Hottest Month in China Since September 1961

The average national temperature in China was the highest since September 1961 in September this year, with northern China receiving record rainfall. Temperatures were recorded at 1.5 degrees Celsius higher. September rainfall was the fourth highest in the country since 1961, up 29.7 percent from the same period in normal years. Rainfall was about 1.1 times higher than normal, the highest in history.