The mega city Chengdu facing not only its hottest summer ever, but also its longest.
Today though, it got a whole lot more uncomfortable.
"The building where our studio is has turned off all air-conditioning.
It's 38 degrees outside, inside it's 36, and that's with all the blinds closed, and we've been told that the power could cut at any moment."
室外的气温是38摄氏度，室内则是36摄氏度，这是在所有百叶窗都关着的情况下 。我们还被告知，电力随时可能中断 。”
Power companies limiting electricity for commercial use, the notice came in overnight.
"State Grid is giving us 30 percent of what we usually use.
In order to meet this, we've temporarily shut down the air-conditioning. Street lightshave been turned off as well."
为了满足这一要求，我们暂时关闭了空调 。路灯也被关闭了 。”
Many workers were also sent home for the day.
The impact has been more dramatic this year.
For now, residential power use remains unaffected, but with the heat set to stay for another week, there's no knowing what may come next.