China's capital Beijing has recorded its hottest February temperature since 1951 as the city registered a high of 25.6 °C (78 °F) on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
Records from the meteorological observatory in Daxing district showed that temperatures hit 25.6 °C (78 °F) at around 08:00 UTC (16:00 LT) on Monday. It was the city's hottest February temperature in 70 years.
Many residents took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather, according to local reports, enjoying outdoor activities such as rock climbing and relaxing at rooftop bars.
However, the warm weather will be short-lived as temperatures are likely to return to normal and it may take a while before the city experiences such warm temperatures again. Reports said highs of up to 14 °C (57.2 °F) are expected until Tuesday, February 23.
“Swan Lake” in real life is happening in #Beijing. As the weather continues getting warm, #swans are coming back from south to the north.— TBN (@news_beijing) February 21, 2021
It is expected that migratory #birds going north will continue to land in major reservoir areas and rivers in Beijing. #photography pic.twitter.com/ntX6jR5PB6
Historic day in #Beijing with the first 20C+ (20.8C) ever recorded in February,which beat the 19.8C of 13 Feb 1996. This incredible warm spell started near the Black Sea and has been sweeping the Middle East,Caspian and Central Asia and tomorrow will reach the Korean Peninsula. pic.twitter.com/VDYcck9aFy— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) February 20, 2021
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