Much of China has been suffering heatwave conditions, with temperatures exceeding 40C in Henan, Inner Mongolia, and Xinjiang areas and a high 35C in other regions. The Central Meteorological Observatory has issued high-temperature warnings for ten consecutive days.
The weather map is divided into four areas based on the temperature: “heat to expansion,” “heat to distortion,” “heat to melting,” and “heat to evaporation.” Those areas are then marked with different colors. It is not only helpful for tourists traveling to China but also an early warning for relevant personnel, enterprises, and departments, to help deal with the extreme heat.
It was not only “heat to evaporation” during the day but also the “steam” at night, which was unbearable.
On June 25, Henan, Shandong, central and southern Hebei, southeastern Beijing, Tianjin, and other places are marked as “heat to evaporate”; parts of eastern Hubei, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, and Chongqing are “heat to the melting point.”
From June 26, temperatures should begin to fall for most areas, but humidity will rise. North China and Huanghuai areas will turn from hot and dry to muggy.
The humid conditions will continue, and the impact can vary. It can have health consequences, especially for those who are particularly vulnerable, and it can impact infrastructure, transport and energy, and the wider business community.