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Flooding hits China's south, temperatures sizzle elsewhere

Flooding hits China's south, temperatures sizzle elsewhere
Nanchang. Picture taken on Aug 28, 2022.
PHOTO: Reuters

HONG KONG - China's National Meteorological Centre on June 16 issued an alert for high temperatures as multiple regions across the country experience sweltering heat, while many southern provinces issued severe flood warnings due to heavy rains.

The intensity of high temperatures is expected to decrease in north China and regions between the Yellow River and the Huaihe River, the centre said.

The centre forecast maximum temperatures of 37 deg C to 39 deg C in parts of Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Henan.

Heavy rains have lashed south-eastern Fujian province for seven days and are expected to continue, with water levels in some rivers exceeding warning levels.

The authorities have released water from several reservoirs, China's state television CCTV reported.

The authorities in Guangxi region said water levels of some local rivers had "skyrocketed" and that a student was killed in the floods in the southern city of Guilin, CCTV reported.

ALSO READ:?Rescuers race to reach those trapped by floods in China's Guangdong

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