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Heatwave in China and Korea

Southern China and Korea will likely continue to experience high temperatures. Over the next three days, the heatwave in China will continue to bake Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and Sichuan provinces, where some areas could see temperatures reach 37 C to 39 C. In the Turpan Basin in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, the temperature is expected to reach 41 C,

While on Saturday in Korea the temperature of Yeongcheon in North Gyeongsang Province reached 37.5 degrees Celsius, the highest recorded temperature that day. Other regions in South Gyeongsang Province, South Jeolla Province and Gangwon Province also recorded around 35 degrees Celsius.

Residents of affected areas are expected to reduce longtime exposure to sunlight, watch for symptoms of heat illness and increase liquid intake. Three Korean women in their 80s were found dead of heatstroke Saturday while working in the farm fields in the central and southern parts of the country. The daytime temperatures of the concerned regions recorded over 33 degrees Celsius. The death toll has climbed to seven since last week as temperatures across the nation continue to soar. The weather agency said the heatwave will likely continue until August 10. No

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