China's national observatory on Sunday renewed a blue alert for
rainstorms in several provinces and regions, where incessant downpours
have already wreaked havoc.
From Sunday morning to Monday morning, heavy rainfall and rainstorms
are expected in parts of Chongqing, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan,
Jiangxi, Anhui and Jiangsu, the National Meteorological Center said,
warning that some areas of Anhui, Jiangsu, Hunan and Hebei will
experience up to 180 mm of daily rainfall.
Some of the aforementioned regions will see more than 70 mm of hourly
precipitation, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds, the
The center advised local authorities to remain alert for possible
flooding, landslides and mudslides, and recommended halting outdoor
operations in hazardous areas.
China has a four-tier, color-coded weather-warning system, with red
representing the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.