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China renews yellow alert for high temperatures

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-08-01 08:22

Photo taken on July 16, 2022 shows people playing in water in Xianju county of Taizhou city, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- China's national observatory on Sunday continued to issue a yellow alert for high temperatures as an intense heatwave lingers in many regions of the country.

During daylight hours on Monday, parts of Xinjiang, Shaanxi, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Chongqing, Guangdong, Guangxi, Zhejiang, and Fujian are expected to experience temperatures of over 35C the National Meteorological Center said.

Temperatures in parts of Sichuan and Chongqing may surpass 40C.

The center advised the public to avoid outdoor activities during high-temperature periods in the afternoon and suggested workers exposed to high temperatures or who work for a long time outdoors take necessary protective measures.

China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe warning, followed by orange, yellow, and blue.

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