CHINA Intense heat waves to hit China

CHINA

Intense heat waves to hit China

Xinhua

17:20, July 02, 2019

BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- A heatwave will hit China in the coming 10 days, with temperatures in some areas expected to hit 40 degrees Celsius, according to the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) Tuesday.

Parts of north China and the Huanghuai region will see hot weather lasting for four to seven days, three days more than the record during the same period in past years, according to the administration.

Temperatures in most parts of China will rise further in July, and some areas will experience "sauna days" with high temperatures and humidity, which will affect people's daily activities, health and water and electricity supply, the CMA said.

"With global warming, extreme heat frequently occur and the intensity of hot weather is strengthening," said Chen Yu with the National Climate Center.

The CMA advised the public to pay attention to the high-temperature alerts and prevent sunstroke. 

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