CMA closely monitors weather and provides service for the long-awaited rainfall in Yangtze River valley

CMA closely monitors weather and provides service for the long-awaited rainfall in Yangtze River valley

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7 June 2011
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From tomorrow on, the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River valley will welcome moderate to heavy rain with isolated torrential rain. The long-awaited rainfall is expected to add water storage of reservoirs and alleviate drought for the dry areas. CMA has entered special working state since May 31 carrying out morning national weather consultation and drought-relief consultation. All levels of meteorological departments have strengthened rolling monitor and coordination with related sectors.

From June 3 to 7, Southwest China, Yangtze-Huaihe River valley, South of the Yangtze River, and South China will see moderate to heavy rain with isolated torrential rain bringing rainfall 30 to 50 mm with parts up to 60 to 90 mm and isolated 100 to 150 mm. On June 3, heavy rain will begin from Hunan and Hubei, of which northwestern Hunan will be hit by rainstorm. On June 4 and 5, rainfall will gain intensity sharply bringing moderate to heavy rain with isolated rainstorm to southern Hubei, northern Hunan, northern Jiangxi, most parts of Zhejiang, and southern Jiangsu and southern Anhui. The drought in these areas will be eased to some extent.>> More

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