Low water levels in the Yangtze River amid a heatwave warning in Wuhan, Hubei province. Photo: Reuters
Low water levels in the Yangtze River amid a heatwave warning in Wuhan, Hubei province. Photo: Reuters

China heatwave and drought to continue, with power supply hit, shipping halted and crops at risk

  • About 4.5 million sq km, or half of China’s total area, is in the grip of extreme high temperatures
  • Farmers are worried about the autumn harvest amid a nationwide drought alert, as a power crunch shuts factories and sparks supply chain worries

Low water levels in the Yangtze River amid a heatwave warning in Wuhan, Hubei province. Photo: Reuters
Low water levels in the Yangtze River amid a heatwave warning in Wuhan, Hubei province. Photo: Reuters
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