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Temperature in Tibet reported to be highest since 1981 start of recordkeeping

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet. (Photo courtesy: TIBET TRAVEL)

(TibetanReview.net, Jun27’19) – In the backdrop of continuing increase since data began to be collected in 1981, temperature in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, as well as in some other places, was the highest thus far on Jun 24, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Jun 25.

The reading in Lhasa on that day was 30.8 degrees Celsius, 0.4 degrees Celsius higher than the previous record, the report said, citing the regional meteorological bureau.

The report cited the bureau as saying Tibet had seen high temperatures and little rainfall since the beginning of June. It added that the average temperature in the region in June was 10.7 degrees Celsius, 0.6 degrees higher than the average temperatures in previous years.

Also, the observatories in the counties of Gongkar and Gyaca (Tibetan: Gyatsa), both under the jurisdiction of the city of Shannan (Lhokha) registered record-high temperatures of 31 and 32.6 degrees Celsius respectively, the report added.

Also, the average rainfall in Tibet was stated to be down 30.5 percent compared with the same period in previous years, the lowest in the past decade.

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