More rain, severe weather ahead in south China


Wider areas of south China will be hit by rain and severe weather, the country’s national observatory said Sunday.

From Sunday to Tuesday, regions south of the Yangtze River will continue to experience rain, with parts of Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Fujian provinces lashed by moderate to heavy rain, said the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

Sunday marks the day of “Jingzhe” or “Awakening of Insects,” the third of 24 solar terms. In Chinese folklore, the year’s first thunder, called “Spring Thunder,” is believed to wake the insects.

People should take precautions against lightning and possible severe storms ahead as Jingzhe ushers in higher temperatures and bigger day-night temperature differences, NMC warned.

Meanwhile, a weak cold front will bring temperatures in most of north China down by 4 to 6 degrees Celsius from Sunday to Monday, it said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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