Hainan issues forecasts for heat, cyclones
Tourists play on a beach in Sanya, Hainan province of South China. [Photo / SIPA]

Hainan Province issued a high temperature warning for the fifth day on Friday, since the heat waves enveloped most of the parts of the province of the island.

On Friday, 11 cities and counties covering most Hainan Island, including Haikou, the provincial capital at the northern end of the island, and Danzhou, an important city is expected on the west coast, See that temperatures increase over 37 c, said Hainan Provincial Meteorological Office.

To guarantee the health and safety of outdoor workers at construction sites, adjustments have been made so that workers rest during noon. Time to avoid high temperatures and make a good use of fresh climate to work during the night and the first hours of the morning. Efforts have also been made to improve working conditions, and supplies of heat rock prevention material are sufficient, said an official with the Haikou Urban Construction Group.

Local monitoring data showed that from January 1 to June 30, the average temperature in Hainan was 24.6 c, which was 0.7 c higher than the same period last year.

The temperature was comparatively low in January, but the other five months were higher at the year-on-year basis.

Meanwhile, the average rainfall in the first half of the year in Hainan was 441 millimeters, which was 137 mm less than in the same period last year.

The Hainan Provincial Climate Center predicted that the average temperature of July to October will remain greater than usual, and more rain, turtles and floods are also expected.

he added that there will be six to eight tropical cyclones that affect Hainan from July to October, with two of them expected to land on the island.

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