"Shanghai recorded its highest temperature in 140 years on Sunday - 40.6 degrees Celsius. Temperatures will remain above 38 degrees throughout the week as a subtropical high-pressure ridge continues to sit above eastern China." (ChinaDaily)
When I call my friends in Germany these days, who are also complaining about the hot weather, I can only smile, since the heat and huminity in Shanghai is not comparable to anything else. Right now, I believe that even the heat in the Sahara is easier to deal with. At the weekend, nobody was on the streets and the few who went out tried to stay in the shadow. The air condititioners are running 24h now, because there is no other chance to survive.
But there is also a good thing about the summer heat and its the pool, where we go whenever we can to realx and cool down.