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China Issues Alerts for Rainstorms and Severe Convective Weather

China’s National Meteorological Center (NMC) has renewed an orange alert for rainstorms and issued a blue alert for severe convective weather as of Sunday morning.

Rainstorm Forecast

From Sunday morning to Monday morning, the NMC forecasts heavy rains and rainstorms across various regions, including:

  • Anhui
  • Shanghai
  • Zhejiang
  • Jiangxi
  • Fujian

Torrential rains are expected particularly in parts of Anhui, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, and Guizhou.

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The center has also issued a blue alert for severe convective weather. This includes:

  • Thunderstorms
  • Gales
  • Hail

These conditions are expected to impact:

  • Jilin
  • Liaoning
  • Hebei
  • Shandong
  • Anhui
  • Shanghai
  • Hunan
  • Jiangxi
  • Zhejiang

Heavy Rainfall Warning

Short and heavy rainfall, with hourly precipitation exceeding 20 mm, is predicted for:

  • Jilin
  • Liaoning
  • Hebei
  • Anhui
  • Jiangsu
  • Shanghai

Safety Precautions

The NMC advises the public to:

  • Reduce outdoor activities
  • Vessels operating in or transiting affected waters should return to ports or take detours
  • Local governments are urged to cut dangerous outdoor power supplies
  • Suspend outdoor operations in open areas

Weather Warning System

China employs a four-tier weather warning system:

  • Red: Most severe
  • Orange: Second most severe
  • Yellow: Moderate
  • Blue: Least severe

These warnings come as China prepares for potentially hazardous weather conditions, urging residents and local authorities to take necessary precautions to ensure safety and minimize disruption.

 

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