China renews yellow alert for rainstorms

Updated: 2021- 07- 01

BEIJING, June 30 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory on Wednesday renewed a yellow alert for rainstorms across most parts of the country.

From Wednesday to Thursday morning, heavy rains and rainstorms will sweep southern regions of the Yangtze River, and parts of Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi and Tibet, said the National Meteorological Center.

The center warned that some areas of Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Guangxi would experience downpours with up to 180 mm of rainfall.

Some regions will see thunderstorms, strong winds, and over 60 mm of precipitation per hour, the center said.

It 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 warning, followed by orange, yellow and blue.