Worsening drought affects nearly half of north China's Inner Mongolia

Worsening drought affects nearly half of north China's Inner Mongolia

Increasing drought in north China's Inner Mongolia has already affected 45 percent of the region, local authorities reported on Sunday, June 7, 2020. On Monday, a sweltering temperature of almost 40 °C (104 °F) was recorded in the area. 

The regional meteorological bureau and the regional department of agriculture and husbandry said the dry spell has reached about 44 million ha (110 million acres) in the area.

Since May, the central and western parts of the region have had less significant rainfall, accompanied by warming temperatures.

The dry weather remains severe in more than half of the pasturing areas across the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

On Monday, temperatures reached around 39 °C (102 °F) in the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jilin Liaoning, and in Beijing municipality, according to the China Meteorological Administration.

The administration forecast that in June, hot temperatures will rage in most parts of China for longer than the usual.

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