There are some posts on Weibo saying that the year’s first typhoon Vongfong will make landfall during the upcoming holiday and ruin your five days off.
The good news, however, is that Chinese meteorologists have confirmed it as fake news.
In general, it is rare for a typhoon to make landfall in the first five months of the year. In recent years, the first typhoon usually arrives around the end of June.
In the lead up to the May Day holiday (April 29-30). Most places will see fine weather, accompanied by high temperatures, with some cloudy weather expected to the west of the province.
During the holiday itself, the weather will be predominantly cloudy across the province. With continued high temperatures, giving rise to scattered thunderstorms. Despite cloud cover it is advised to still use sun block, as UV rays could be quite strong.
6-day weather forecast for Guangzhou
April 30th, cloudy, light fog in the morning and evening, 22-31℃
May 1st, cloudy with a chance of thundery showers, 23-31℃
May 2nd, cloudy with a chance of thundery showers, 23-31℃
May 3rd, cloudy with a chance of thundery showers, 24-32℃
May 4th, cloudy with a chance of thundery showers, 25-33℃
May 5th, cloudy with a chance of thundery showers, 25-31℃
While it has become a routine to wear a mask outdoors, long-term wear can be both uncomfortable and exacerbate some skin conditions and allergies, and contribute to unsightly black heads, pimples and acne. With summer coming, and higher temperatures on the way, it’s only set to get worse.
We’ve prepared some basic tips below to help make it more bearable:
1.Choose a suitable mask
When purchasing masks, ensure they are from a certified supplier, without materials that may cause an allergic reaction. The masks should fit the shape of your face.
Some light padding (using band-aid, medical tape and so on) could be added to the edge of the mask or behind your ears to avoid irritating the skin through pressure and rubbing.
2.Practice a daily skin care regimen
Clean your face twice a day with clean running water. Use light skin care products and avoid applying heavy make-up if you’re wearing a mask for long periods.
When possible, remove your mask every 2-3 hours to allow your skin to breathe, while obviously adhering to safety guidelines designed to ensure your safety during the ensuing pandemic.
Author: Hannah, Simon, Zoey (intern)
Editor: Olivia, Nan