Shanghai records hottest day in May in 100 years

The temperature at the bustling station climbed to 36.7˚C later in the afternoon, Shanghai’s meteorological service said.

Parts of India saw temperatures reach 44˚C (111˚F) in mid-April with at least 11 deaths near Mumbai attributed to heatstroke on a single day.

In Bangladesh, Dhaka suffered its hottest day in almost 60 years.

The city of Tak in western Thailand recorded its highest-ever temperature of 45.4˚C (114˚F) while Sainyabuli province in northwestern Laos hit 42.9˚C (109˚F), an all-time national temperature record, a study by the World Weather Attribution group said.