Wuhan issues red alarm over high temperatures

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source: hubei.gov.cn    2016-7-29 9:05:02

Citizens rushed to East Lake for swimming at night as temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius in some parts of Wuhan. (photo by Zhu Xiyong)

Temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius in some parts of Wuhan on July 26, and local meteorological authorities issued a red alarm over high temperatures for the first time in three years.

During the next three days, the maximum temperature in the capital city of Hubei will reach 38 degrees Celsius, and that in the downtown will rise to 39 ~ 40 degrees Celsius.

There are three kind alarms in China for high temperatures, namely the yellow alarm, orange alarm and red alarm. Yellow alarm warns that the maximum temperature will be above 35 degrees Celsius for three consecutive days. The orange alarm and red alarm mean that the maximum temperatures within 24 hours will reach 37 degrees Celsius and 40 degrees Celsius, respectively.

(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)