China issues orange alert for high temperatures

Updated:Jul 12,2022 09:01 AM Xinhua

BEIJING, July 11 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory on Monday issued an orange alert for high temperatures, as heatwaves hit vast regions of the country.

On Monday, parts of Shaanxi, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Fujian, Chongqing, Guizhou and Yunnan, as well as Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are expected to see temperatures as high as 37 to 39 degrees Celsius, the National Meteorological Center said.

In some parts of these regions, temperatures may even exceed 40 degrees Celsius, the center warned.

It has advised people to take necessary protective measures against the heat wave and avoid outdoor activities during high-temperature periods.

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