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First autumn downpour hits Beijing

By Zhang Qian (People's Daily Online)

17:27, August 10, 2011

A flash of lightning lights the sky in Beijing on Aug. 9, 2011. The downpour and accompanying thunderstorm hit most parts of Beijing on Tuesday afternoon. It was the city's first torrential downpour since the official start of autumn according to the Chinese lunar calendar, and it inundated some streets and disrupted the traffic.(Xinhua News Agency/Wang Xibao)


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