CHINA WEATHER – China suffering through most intense and longest heat wave in 60 years

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The Chinese Weather Administration issued a red alert due to high temperatures for Monday, when parts of up to 11 provinces and regions could see the thermometer rise above 40 C (104 F) amid a heat wave that experts are describing as the “longest and most intense” in 60 years, local media reported.

The weather service said that temperatures in excess of 40 C will be registered at various points around the country, but mainly in the central provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi, Henan, Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi.