A state of emergency has been declared in southern China's Guangdong province. In some areas, river water has reached record levels in the last 50 years. Schools, offices and production facilities have been temporarily closed here, the national portal Adyrna reports citing Khabar 24.
Elsewhere, heavy rains are expected. Five provinces and autonomous regions in the south and east of the country were affected. Heavy rains and floods caused mudslides. Rescuers are working around the clock. In general, this situation is repeated every year, and according to experts, the situation is not improving.
"Numerous studies have shown that the heat will increase and spread over a large area. By 2050, the area of hotspots may quadruple. By then, the area of rainfall will double. We are already feeling the threat of climate change," he said. - said Chao Qingchen, Director of the State Climate Center.