The persistent drought that has been affecting many southern China regions, kept the country's National Meteorological Center, maintaining its Yellow Alert high, say reports..

The observatory has said that it cannot see any signs effective precipitation in the coming two days in provinces and municipalities along the lower and middle reaches of the Yangtze River. It also added that dry weather will continue to develop despite scattered drizzle, warning them of forest fires in drought-hit regions.

The announcement by the observatory has also urged the authorities to employ emergency water sources to prioritize water supply for residents and industrial production. Water conservation during agricultural and industrial productions in the affected areas are also being called for.

China's meteorological disaster alerts are categorized as blue, yellow, orange and red as the severity of disasters ascends.

The severe drought which started in April has so far affected 34.83 million people in the five provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, and Hunan, the report stated.