Heat wave continues; break is coming

By HOU LIQIANG | China Daily | Updated: 2018-08-01 07:21
Foreign visitors tour Tian'anmen Square in scorching weather in Beijing on Tuesday. Beijing Meteorological Service issued a yellow alert for heat, warning that the temperature will rise as high as 35 C. [Photo by ZOU HONG/CHINA DAILY]

Meteorologists have renewed a yellow alert for high temperatures, the second lowest of a four-tier warning system, for the 18th consecutive day on Tuesday as a lingering heat wave continued to scorch many parts of the country.

Some areas in Liaoning, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Anhui and Fujian provinces, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region and Chongqing municipality were expected to experience temperatures of 37 C to 39 C on Tuesday, with some regions reaching 40 C, according to the National Meteorological Center.

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