China's national observatory on Saturday
renewed a blue alert for rainstorms in several provinces and regions,
where incessant downpours have already wreaked havoc.
Saturday morning to Sunday morning, torrential rains are expected in
parts of Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Hubei,
Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet, the National Meteorological
Center said in a statement on its website.
of the aforementioned regions will see more than 70 mm of hourly
precipitation, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds, the center
The center advised local
authorities to remain alert for possible flooding, landslides and
mudslides, and recommended halting outdoor operations in hazardous
China has a four-tier,
color-coded weather-warning system, with red representing the most
severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.