Hot weather to ravage China's northern regions

09:09, June 25, 2010      

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Temperatures across north China are to soar to near 40 degrees Celsius over the next two days, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast Thursday.

Temperatures would hit 35 degrees Celsius in southern areas of Hebei Province, northern areas of Henan Province and central Shaanxi Province, it said.

It would be even hotter in parts of northeast China's Jilin Province, with the maximum temperature reaching 38 degrees Celsius, according to the provincial meteorological center.

In Manzhouli, an inland port city in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, temperatures hit 38 degree Celsius Thursday and the hot weather would last for a week, said the city's weather bureau.

Inner Mongolia's regional weather bureau Thursday urged authorities to prepare for drought relief as the hot weather and lack of rain could hurt agricultural production.


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