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Cold front to cool north China

(Xinhua)

08:32, September 03, 2012

BEIJING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rainfall is expected to bring a sharp drop in temperature in north China over the next 24 hours, the national meteorological authority said on Sunday.

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecasted that temperatures will drop by 4 to 8 degrees Celsius tomorrow in the eastern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and the north of north China, due to cold air moving eastward.

Some areas will see temperatures fall by 10 degrees Celsius along with strong winds, the NMC said.

It advised farmers to take measures to prevent damage caused by temperature drops and wind.

Meanwhile, it alerted inhabitants of Heilongjiang, Shandong, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan and Yunnan that rainstorms will hit those provinces in the next 24 hours, with maximum precipitation up to 120 mm.

the NMC asked local flood control authorities to monitor the possible geological disasters.

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