China renews red alert for high temperatures
21 August, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
China's national observatory on Saturday renewed a red alert for high temperatures, the most serious warning in its four-tier warning system
China’s national observatory on Saturday renewed a red alert for high temperatures, the most serious warning in its four-tier warning system, amid the searing heatwaves that have affected several areas of the country.
According to Xinhua, National Meteorological Center predicted portions of Gansu, Shaanxi, Henan, Anhui, and other provincial regions to endure high temperatures on Sunday during the day.
As per the meteorological centre, temperatures in Shaanxi, Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Anhui, Jiangxi, and Zhejiang may exceed 40 degrees Celsius.
It encouraged local authorities to take immediate action against heatwaves, stop outdoor work that is exposed to high temperatures, closely monitor fire safety, and provide special attention to vulnerable populations.
China has a four-tiered, color-coded weather warning system, with red denoting the most severe alert and orange, yellow, and blue signifying the less severe warnings.
Earlier this week, China reissued a red notice for high heat.