China Monsoon : Blue alert for heavy rain issued by meteorological agency

China Monsoon : Blue alert for heavy rain issued by meteorological agency

With Monsoon onset in China, its meteorological agency on Saturday issued a blue alert for heavy rain in China’s southern and eastern parts of the country. During coming weekend, heavy rain is expected in a large part between the Yellow River and the Huaihe River, as well as parts of Hainan and Guangdong provinces, the National Meteorological Centre told.

Provinces of Anhui, Shandong, Jiangsu and Hainan may see torrential rain of up to 140 mm in 24 hours, reports Xinhua news agency. The centre cautioned that local governments should take measures against storms, cut off outdoor power supplies in dangerous regions and prevent potential disasters, including mountain floods and landslides.

China has a four-tier colour-coded weather warning system for heavy rain, with red representing the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.China has a vast land covering many degrees of latitude , with humongous climate variation.

Yellow River, Shandong, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Hebei Province are classified as warm temperature areas , whereas Hainan province, southern Taiwan, Guangdong, and Yunnan Province are tropical zones.

Rainfall distribituion increases while moving from southeast to northwest region. Due to rapid development in last 30 years in China , many incidents of haze in many cities have been reported, with little deviation in meteorological pattern.

Doklam plateau, where china is speculated to occupy and build military construction illegally, is a cold region and rainfalls should not be expected.

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