CMA: Rainfall has weakened in middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River

CMA: Rainfall has weakened in middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River

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20 June 2011
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From June 19, the rainfall has weakened considerably in middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River and the weather is going to be mostly cloudy or overcast in the next three days.

The Central Meteorological Office forecasts that in the coming week the major rainfall region will locate at Yellow-Huaihe River Basin, Yangtze-Huaihe River Basin, South China, and eastern Southwest China bringing rainfall 30 to 70 mm. Yangtze-Huaihe River basin, and South China is likely to receive rainfall up to 90 to 120 mm and coastal areas in South China over 150 mm.

Chief forecaster Zong Zhiping introduces that parts of middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River will be affected by process rainfall with mild precipitation.

Since June first, middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River has seen four times of heavy rainfall. The rain process with severest rainfall and largest coverage happens from June 13 to 15, which has caused floods in Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Guangxi, and Hunan. >> More

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