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Heavy rain to continue in S China

By Xinhua/chinadaily.com.cn
Heavy rain to continue in S China

A road is blocked by a landslide in Lin'an, East China's Zhejiang province, May 7, 2016. The western rural area of Lin'an city was hit by strong rain beginning at 2 am Saturday and some village roads were blocked by landslides. No casualties were reported. (Photo / chinanews.com)

BEIJING - Heavy rain will continue to sweep south China in the next two days, the country's meteorological authority said Sunday.

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) renewed a blue alert for rainstorms, saying torrential rain will hit the provinces of Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian and Zhejiang as well as Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Parts of those regions will see thunderstorms or hail from Sunday to Monday morning, according to the NMC.

On Monday, the rain will spread southward without signs of relenting, the NMC said.

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

The NMC warned the public to stay away from mountainous areas and river valleys as floods, mudslides and rock flows are possible.

Heavy rain to continue in S China

The county seat of Zhenghe, East China's Fujian province, is flooded, May 6, 2016. Some areas in the county seat are flooded after a flash flood was triggered by heavy rain on May 6. (Photo / chinanews.com)

Heavy rain to continue in S China

A firefighter helps a student to cross flooded road in Xiangyang, central China's Hubei province, May 6, 2016. (Photo / chinanews.com)

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