China renews yellow alert for rainstorms

Updated:Jun 15,2020 09:52 AM Xinhua

BEIJING, June 14 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory on Sunday renewed a yellow alert for rainstorms in parts of the country for the next 24 hours.

From Sunday morning to Monday morning, heavy rain and rainstorms are expected in the regions of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan, Jiangsu, Anhui, Hubei, Heilongjiang and Tibet, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said.

Some of these regions will see up to 70 mm of hourly precipitation as well as the potential for thunderstorms and strong winds, the NMC said, warning that parts of Guangxi, Guangdong and Jiangsu will experience downpours with up to 200 mm of rainfall.

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

The center advised local governments to remain alert for possible flooding, landslides and mudslides caused by heavy rain and recommended outdoor operations be halted in hazardous areas.