Hot weather to ravage China's northern regions (2)

09:09, June 25, 2010      

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Meteorological authorities in northeast China's Helongjiang Province Wednesday issued an orange alert for the hot weather, which would linger for a week.

The orange alert, the second highest alert level, means the maximum temperature will rise above 37 degrees Celsius in 24 hours.

The NMC urged local governments to take fire prevention measures, and cautioned people to restrict outdoor activities and avoid heatstroke.

Meanwhile, torrential rains are expected to continue to pound the nation's badly-flooded south over the next two days, said the NMC.

The heavy rains and floods have ravaged 10 south China regions since mid June, leaving at least 211 dead and 119 missing.

Source: Xinhua
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