By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
May 16,2017, 9:05:10AM,EDT
Temperatures are set to soar to dangerous levels this week across parts of eastern and northern China, including Beijing.
Heat building from Wednesday into Friday will create dangerous outdoor conditions.
Temperatures will peak on Thursday and Friday with highs between 34 and 40 C (93 and 104 F).
Areas that will be impacted include Hebei, Tianjin, Beijing, western Liaoning and eastern Inner Mongolia.
Beijing will feel some of the most intense heat with temperatures reaching or surpassing 38 C (100 F) on Thursday and Friday.
Temperatures may approach Beijing’s all-time record of 41.9 C (107.4 F), which was set in July of 1999, but will likely fall just short of this record.
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Unseasonable heat has been building across Beijing and neighboring areas since late April.
The temperature peaked at 33.1 C (92 F) in Beijing on April 29 and set a new record for the hottest April day on record.
A cold front will finally cross the region from Saturday into Monday, erasing the heat from north to south.
The cold front will also bring scattered showers and thunderstorms.