Anhui Provincial Observatory on Sunday renewed a yellow alert for high temperatures in the coming few days, as a persistent heat wave is expected to hit some parts of the eastern Chinese province.
The region north of the Huaihe River and the northern part of the region between the Yangtze River and the Huaihe River will see temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius in the next three days. Some parts of those areas will even have temperatures above 37 degrees Celsius.
The highest temperatures are forecast to reach 36-38 degrees Celsius in the region north of the Huaihe River. Some parts will see the highest of 39 degrees Celsius.
20 counties in the province issued a yellow alert for high temperatures as of press time.
The public should reduce outdoor activities, and local authorities should take precautions against drought, meteorologists warned.
China has a three-tier color-coded warning system for heat waves, with red representing the most severe, followed by orange and yellow.