Published: 14:38, May 4, 2024
China renews yellow alert for rainstorms
By Xinhua
A deliveryman rides his bike on a flooded road in Panyu District of Guangzhou, in China's Guangdong province, Sept 8, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – China's National Meteorological Center renewed a yellow alert for rainstorms on Saturday, as heavy downpours are expected to lash parts of the country.

From 2:00 pm on Saturday to 2:00 pm on Sunday, heavy rain and rainstorms are forecast to hit parts of Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangxi, Hunan, Fujian, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, the center said.

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In particular, certain areas in Guangdong and Jiangxi will experience torrential rain, with rainfall of 100-180 mm, according to the meteorological center.

Local governments have been urged to cut potentially-dangerous outdoor power supplies and suspend outdoor operations in open areas.

The center also suggested implementing necessary drainage measures in urban areas and farmlands.

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