Yellow alert in China due to heat wave

BEIJING – The National Meteorological Center of China issued a yellow alert on Sunday due to the high temperatures reported in some central and northern provinces where the thermometers marked up to 39 degrees Celsius.

The heat wave, which has affected the northern provinces, has caused maximum historic temperatures in May in some areas and will continue to affect northern and central China on Sunday, the observatory noted.

The Center forecast that temperatures in some areas of this capital, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Henan, Shandong, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu and Xinjiang might reach up to 39 degrees Celsius.

However, the Center noted that the heat would gradually disappear as of May 30, as a cold front approaches to those regions.

The yellow alert is the least serious one in the three-color alert system in China to refer to extreme temperatures.