China issues yellow alert for heavy fog

Insight Online News

Beijing, Jan 9 : China’s national observatory on Sunday issued a yellow alert due to heavy fog in some regions of the country.

During the daytime, thick fog is expected to sweep parts of Hebei, Shandong, Henan, Sichuan, Shanxi and Hubei provinces, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

Visibility in some affected areas will be reduced to less than 50 meters, said the NMC.

It said drivers should slow down to safe speeds, and airports, freeways and ports should take appropriate safety measures.

China has a four-tier color-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

UNIINDIA / XINHUA

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