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Southern China endures high temperatures

07-03-2010 09:15 BJT

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The weather in Southern China has been unusual this summer. Normally there is a long period of rain, but provinces including Anhui, Jiangsu and Hubei are enduring sweltering temperatures.

Two weeks have passed since the coming of plum-rain season to Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. However, there was not the rain they expected. Instead, there is endless sunshine and hot weather.

On Wednesday, the high temperature in Nanjing reached 34 degree, which leaves local people hoping for a return to the usual summer rains.

Experts predict the dry spell will be over on Saturday. With rain storms moving north, most part of Jiangsu Province, including Nanjing, will experience heavy rain.

Han Guirong, Weather Forecaster, said, From Thursday to Friday, Northern part of Jiangsu will experience heavy rain,and starting from Saturday, the rain will gradually move to Southern part of Jiangsu Province.

Anhui Province is expected to experience heavy rain from Friday to Sunday. But it's not expected to lower the temperature by much. The daytime highs in most of Anhui Province will range from 32 to 36 degrees.

Hubei Province in southern China will not be so lucky. The local weather bureau says there will be no rain in the next three days. The highest temperatures in most part of the province have surpassed 37 degrees. In Yichang, Suizhou and Xiangfan, daytime highs have even passed 40 degrees. The local government has issued an orange temperature alert to warn citizens to take measures to keep cool.

Experts also warn against eating raw food in hot weather to prevent getting ill from produce that has spoiled.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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