Thursday, July 6, 2023

Chinese cities in the north prepare for more intense heat


BEIJING: Chinese climate forecasters on Thursday gave a line of intensity warnings across northern pieces of the country as temperatures were supposed to penetrate 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in certain areas, pushing burdened power frameworks.

The intensely hot weather has held China for a very long time, pushing neighborhood states to request that inhabitants and organizations control the utilization of power. The scorching spell that lasted for more than two months last year could be eclipsed by the extreme temperatures predicted by weather experts.

Beijing had already issued a red warning, the highest level in a three-tier alert system, by 7 a.m. local time (2300 GMT). According to the Beijing Daily, which is supported by the government, it is anticipated that the maximum temperature will rise above 40 degrees Celsius in the majority of the city.

The meteorological observatory in northern Hebei region likewise gave a high alert, with temperatures in certain areas expected to arrive at 40-43 Celsius on Thursday.

China's Meteorological agency gave orange cautions, the second most elevated ready, in generally northern China with temperatures expected to hit 40 degree Celsius or more.

Orange alerts were likewise sprinkled across focal and eastern North China in regions situated in the Internal Mongolia area, Shaanxi, Henan and Shandong territories.

On Thursday, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism asked tour guides to limit their time spent outside. According to state media, a tour guide at Beijing's Summer Palace died of heat stroke last Sunday.

According to the state-backed Beijing Daily, the Beijing weather observatory recorded 18 days of high temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius from June 5 to July 5, the most for the same time period since the station was constructed in 1951.

Meanwhile, the Chongqing municipality in the southwest continues to be engulfed in torrential downpours. The CCTV state media reported that as of 11 p.m. local time (1500 GMT) on July 5, rainfall had caused floods and geological disasters in 310 townships in 19 districts and counties.

15 people have already died in Chongqing due to severe floods.

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