Hot weather to hit parts of China Monday: NMC

08:33, July 04, 2011      

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China's National Meteorological Center (NMC)issued a blue alert Sunday, stating that high temperatures will hit several of the country's provinces on Monday.

Temperatures are expected to range between 35 to 39 degrees Celsius, according to the center's predictions.

The majority of southwestern China's Sichuan Basin, including the municipality of Chongqing and parts of northwestern Shaanxi Province, will see temperatures ranging between 35 and 37 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, temperatures in east China's Zhejiang and Fujian provinces and central China's Hunan and Jiangxi provinces are predicted to reach as high as 38 to 39 degrees Celsius.

The NMC has warned local residents to avoid going outdoors Monday afternoon, when temperatures will reach their peak. Elderly and sick people, as well as children and outdoor laborers, should also make efforts to avoid the heat, the center recommended.

The center also called for utility companies to pay attention to the safety of their electrical transmission and supply equipment to prevent power overloads during the heat wave.

Source: Xinhua
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