Despite short interludes of seasonal rain, scorching summer heat waves are predicted to resume this week throughout wide sections of China and linger until late August, according to the official weather forecaster.

Temperatures ranging from 39°C to 42°C (102.2°F to 107.6°F) are forecast in the southern area after July 20, encompassing the provinces of Jiangxi, Zhejiang, and Fujian, according to the China Meteorological Administration on Sunday.

Despite some reprieve for provinces like as Hebei, Hunan, Hubei, Guizhou, and Jiangxi over the weekend, maximum temperatures elsewhere are anticipated to exceed 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

The scorching heat will endure from July 16 to August 24 throughout the country for a “extended period” of 40 days, up from the typical 30 days, according to the forecaster’s website.

During China’s summer, the so-called “sanfu” or “three periods of laying low” refers to three yearly 10-day spans between July and August when temperatures and humidity are at their highest.

However, the second phase is projected to last 20 days this year, from July 26 to August 14, according to the forecaster.

For the last two weeks, China has seen average temperatures of about 35 degrees Celsius (95°F), resulting in clogged roads and increased hospital admissions due to heat stroke, stirring debate on social media.

As catastrophic forest fires engulf areas of Europe, numerous countries have been gripped by heat waves. Temperatures on the west and southeast coastlines of the United States have consistently been between 40 and 45 degrees Celsius (104 and 113 degrees Fahrenheit) for many days.

On Monday, the Hong Kong Observatory issued another warning about very hot weather in the global financial center.

According to Chinese weather predictors, the number of cities with high temperatures has progressively expanded over the last 30 years. Many analysts attribute the continued high temperatures to global climate change. Despite short interludes of seasonal rain, scorching summer heat waves are predicted to resume this week throughout wide sections of China and linger until late August, according to the official weather forecaster.

Temperatures ranging from 39°C to 42°C (102.2°F to 107.6°F) are forecast in the southern area after July 20, encompassing the provinces of Jiangxi, Zhejiang, and Fujian, according to the China Meteorological Administration on Sunday.

Despite some reprieve for provinces like as Hebei, Hunan, Hubei, Guizhou, and Jiangxi over the weekend, maximum temperatures elsewhere are anticipated to exceed 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

The scorching heat will endure from July 16 to August 24 throughout the country for a “extended period” of 40 days, up from the typical 30 days, according to the forecaster’s website.

During China’s summer, the so-called “sanfu” or “three periods of laying low” refers to three yearly 10-day spans between July and August when temperatures and humidity are at their highest.

However, the second phase is projected to last 20 days this year, from July 26 to August 14, according to the forecaster.

For the last two weeks, China has seen average temperatures of about 35 degrees Celsius (95°F), resulting in clogged roads and increased hospital admissions due to heat stroke, stirring debate on social media.

As catastrophic forest fires engulf areas of Europe, numerous countries have been gripped by heat waves. Temperatures on the west and southeast coastlines of the United States have consistently been between 40 and 45 degrees Celsius (104 and 113 degrees Fahrenheit) for many days.

On Monday, the Hong Kong Observatory issued another warning about very hot weather in the global financial center.

According to Chinese weather predictors, the number of cities with high temperatures has progressively expanded over the last 30 years. Many analysts attribute the continued high temperatures to global climate change.

Source: Reuters

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