The meteorological station of east China's Jiangsu Province on
Sunday issued an orange alert of high temperature weather for the
upcoming 24 hours.
The alert signals that parts of the province will endure
temperatures exceeding 37 degrees centigrade. It is the fifth
consecutive day for the station to issue an orange alert since July
The provincial meteorological station issued the alert at 4:03
PM, Sunday, forecasting that in the coming 24 hours, high
temperatures will hit cities of Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou,
Yangzhou and Taizhou, with the highest surging to 37 degrees
centigrade or above.
The neighboring Zhejiang provincial meteorological station also
announced that in the past consecutive days, 50 percent of the
counties and cities in Zhejiang have endured temperatures between
39 to 41 degrees centigrade, setting new records.
It forecast that the coming ten days are still hard for
residents there, for any sign of cool wind or rain has yet to show.
The provincial authorities are mulling making artificial rain to
disperse the heat there.
(Xinhua News Agency July 30, 2007)