Apr 23, 2019

Vietnam just observed its highest temperature ever recorded: 110 degrees, in April

Hương Khê District, Ha Tinh
Vietnam
by
Matthew Cappucci
,
Washington Post
This GFS model shows a simulation of temperatures in degrees Celsius on Saturday afternoon in southeastern Asia. Credit: TropicalTidBits
This GFS model shows a simulation of temperatures in degrees Celsius on Saturday afternoon in southeastern Asia. Credit: TropicalTidBits

Vietnam broke its national high temperature record Saturday, the latest in a mounting list of records to fall as the world continues to warm.

The scorcher set the mercury thermometer soaring to 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.4 Celsius) in the community of Huong Khe, a rural district in Ha Tinh province. It’s situated in Vietnam’s northern central coast region, about 150 miles south of the capital, Hanoi. Its average temperature is in the 80s at this time of year.

A temperature of 110 degrees is enough to soften your crayons, liquefy chocolate and raise the temperature inside a parked car past 140 degrees.