South China to see more rains

11:30, May 16, 2010      

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Most parts of southern China will see more wet weather with heavy rainfall or strong storms in the next three days, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) forecast Sunday.

Hubei, Guizhou provinces and Chongqing Municipality would expect heavy rain or rain storms during the period, while torrential rains would pelt some southern areas, the CMA said.

A cold front moving eastward is set to bring temperature falls and strong winds in northwest China during the coming three days. Temperature in Gansu Province and Inner Mongolia would fall by four to eight degrees Celsius while Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia would be affected by dust storm.

Strong rainstorms in south China since early May have triggered floods and mud-rock flows, swollen rivers, burst dikes, threatened reservoirs and damaged highways, bridges and power facilities.

At least 86 people have been reported dead and 16 missing after the rainstorms, which caused direct economic losses of almost 5.9 billion yuan (864 million U.S. dollars) as of May 12, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:黄硕)

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