The heat wave that was effective in China caused loss of life. In Hebei province, located in the north of the country, 2 people died due to extreme heat.
While a “red alert” was issued against extreme heat in the state, it was stated that temperatures in some cities could reach 40 to 43 degrees Celsius.
The highest temperature seen in Hebei this year was recorded as 43.7 degrees Celsius in Pingshan district of Shijiazhuang city.
Two people died from heat stroke in Beijing, the capital of China. Temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius were recorded for 9 days in Beijing.
“Orange alert” issued
In the statement made by the National Meteorological Center of China, it was reported that high temperatures in many regions of China will be effective at the weekend, and an “orange alert” was given.
It was noted that temperatures could exceed 40 degrees in Hebei, Henan and Shandong provinces, and the public was urged to avoid outdoor activities during the day.
In China’s four-stage hot weather warning system, the ‘red alert’ represents the highest alert level, followed by orange, yellow and blue.
Shelters opened for extreme heat
Bunkers built for air strikes in cities in different parts of China were opened to public use to protect themselves from the heat.
Refugees in Hangzhou in the east, Wuhan in the central part and Shijiazhuang in the northern part of the country were allowed to enter the shelters for citizens who wanted to cool off due to the extreme heat over the past week.