Eleven heatstroke cases were reported Monday and Tuesday prompting the Shenzhen Medical Emergency Aid Center to remind residents to be careful during the rising temperatures coming this week.
Maximum temperatures in the city are set to rise to above 36 degrees Celsius in the coming days and doctors have advised residents not to stay outdoors for too long, especially around noon, when temperatures can hit 35 degrees Celsius or higher.
The Shenzhen Meteorological Observatory issued a yellow alert due to high temperatures yesterday and said the warning could remain in effect until the weekend.
The maximum temperatures in most areas of the city have ranged between 32 and 34 degrees Celsius in the past days. A total of 29 observatory stations reported maximum temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius or higher. The temperature at Wutongcun Observatory Station reached 36.6 degrees Celsius, the highest this year.
Heatstroke is considered a medical emergency.
Heatstroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures, usually in combination with dehydration, which leads to failure of the body’s temperature control system.
It can kill or cause brain damage and damage to other organs.