China renews blue alert for rainstorms-Xinhua

China renews blue alert for rainstorms

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-06-17 18:50:13

Rescuers search for missing people at the flooded area in Qiubei County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 27, 2022. (Xinhua)

BEIJING, June 17 (Xinhua) -- China's National Meteorological Center on Friday renewed a blue alert for rainstorms in various parts of the country.

From 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday, heavy downpours are expected to lash parts of Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Yunnan, and Tibet. Some areas may experience up to 180 millimeters of rainfall.

Some of these regions are likely to encounter over 60 millimeters of hourly precipitation, accompanied by thunderstorms and gales.

The meteorological center has advised local governments to make appropriate preparations, guide traffic in water-logged streets, and check the drainage systems in cities, farmland, and fishponds.

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


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