Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top 40 degrees Celsius today.
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Hong Kong is likely to escape the impact of the first super typhoon of the season, which is expected to head towards the south of Japan.
Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures sent rising to 33.5 degrees Celsius by the first tropical storm of the summer to come close to Hong Kong.
A major storm that is forecast to become a typhoon is churning its way across the Pacific on a path that could see it batter Taiwan as soon as Wednesday.
A strong typhoon swerved towards Japan's heavily populated central islands after it slammed through Okinawa, dumping heavy rain, knocking out power and injuring at least 30 people.
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