China continues to issue blue alert for rainstorms
China's national observatory on Saturday continued a blue alert for rainstorms in many parts of south China.
From Saturday to Sunday, heavy rain is expected to hit parts of Shanghai municipality, provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to the National Meteorological Center.
Some regions will see torrential rain, with precipitation up to 130mm, it said.
Heavy rain will also hit parts of Jilin and Liaoning provinces together with thunderstorms.
The center advised local governments to keep alert to possible flooding, landslides and mudslides caused by heavy rain, and recommended outdoor operations be halted in hazardous areas.
China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.