China renews high temperature alert as heatwave continues

Beijing, Jul 2 (EFE).- China’s national observatory on Sunday renewed a yellow alert for high temperatures and predicted that the heatwave that has been impacting the country for more than a week will continue for several days.

Temperatures in the capital Beijing and the regions of Tianjin, Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jiangxi, Guangxi and Guangdong are expected to exceed 35 degrees Celsius during the day, according to the National Meteorological Center, although some could reach 40C.

The meteorological center advised against outdoor activities and suggested that workers exposed to high temperatures take protective measures.

China has a color-coded, three-tier weather warning system for high temperatures, with red representing the most serious, followed by orange and yellow.

In addition, the meteorological authorities also renewed its blue alert for heavy rain and storms in the provinces of Sichuan, Chongqing, Shaanxi, Henan, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shandong, Qinghai, Gansu, Tibet, Guangdong and Inner Mongolia.

Some areas in Henan, Anhui and Sichuan could see heavy downpours of up to 160mm, according to the center. EFE


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