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Hot and humid weather is continuing to dominate northern China with the National Meteorological Center issuing a high temperature warning, Friday morning.
In Ejinaqi, Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, the mercury has hit 40 degrees Celsius for five consecutive days.
In Lanzhou city, capital of Gansu Province, temperatures reached a record high of 39 degrees Celsius. Hebei and Shandong Provinces are facing difficulties with the increased demand for electricity.
Power companies have put limits in place to ensure the normal operation of the grid. Cooler air can be expected Friday night in the north, but the heatwave is likely to spread across the south.
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