As of May 21st, a total of 102 high temperature alerts have been issued in Guangdong, with temperatures reaching a high of 37.5℃ in Meizhou. Guangzhou will see a high of 35℃ and thunderstorms over the following days.
China has a 24 hour three-tier temperature early warning system: red means the highest temperature will reach over 40℃, followed by orange, meaning the highest temperature will be over 37℃, yellow means the highest temperature will be over 35℃.
According to the Guangdong Meteorological Observatory, for the whole week the province will see scorching weather, with temperatures reaching 35-36℃ in most areas.
The whole province will experience sunny weather with cloudy spells over the next three days and there will be scattered showers, thunderstorms.
Three Day Weather forecast of Guangzhou:
May 22nd, sunny, chance of cloud, 27-35℃;
May 23th, cloudy, chance of thunderstorms, 26-33℃;
May 24th, thunderstorms, 26-33℃;
Also, May 21st is ‘Lesser Grain Buds’ (Chinese: 小满), one of the 24 solar terms in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar.
It is the 8th solar term of a year and means that the seeds from the grain are starting to fill out but are not yet ripe.
High temperatures and humidity are common during the period. The increase in temperature over this season may also give rise to nettle rash, rheumatism, sweat spots, eczema and other skin ailments.
It is also important to exercise to keep healthy during the hot summer days.
Reported by Will
Edited by Wing, Simon