Stiflingly hot in Beijing today, ending with not so much lightning as lightshow: like someone had a switch and was flicking the whole sky on and off. And then around 9pm a huge BANG!!! which frightened the living daylights out of me.
But spare a thought for Shanghai. They've just had, at over 40C, their hottest day in 140 years. So hot that an enterprising local TV station attempted to fry a lamp chop on the pavement. Given the choice, would you have chanced eating that or joined this lot for a swim?