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China issues heat wave alert

Xinhua, August 15, 2016 Adjust font size:

Local residents have a good time in an aqua park amid hot weather in Luzhou, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 13, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Tao)

China's meteorological authority on Sunday issued a yellow alert for high temperatures, urging people to reduce outdoor activity.

On Monday, temperatures will exceed 35 degrees Celsius in Anhui, Chongqing, Gansu, Henan, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Xinjiang and Zhejiang, the National Meteorological Center announced.

Some of those regions will experience temperatures up to 40 degrees, the center said.

China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe warning, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

The center warned that people -- especially the old, young and infirm -- should avoid outdoor activity around noon, and asked local authorities to take precautions against fires that may come from excessive power loads for air conditioners.

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