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China hit by first summer heat wave


20:11, June 18, 2013

BEIJING, June 18 (Xinhuanet) -- Many parts of China have just experienced the first heat wave of the summer. Temperatures in East China’s Jiangxi Province have surpassed 35 degrees Celsius since Sunday. Local residents say the temperatures are unbearably high.

And the heat is expected to continue over the coming days. In east China’s Anhui province, fifty cities have seen temperatures exceed 35 degrees Celsius. Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, under the influence of the subtropical high-pressure belts, saw heats so fierce that a red warning was issued, the highest level in China’s four-color warning system.

According to the Central Meteorological Station, most parts of China will experience temperatures over 35 degrees Celsiuson Tuesday. Central and Southwest parts of China are expected to sizzle under 37 to 39 degrees Celsius weather.

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