China renews yellow alert for rainstorms
China's national observatory on Monday renewed a yellow alert for rainstorms in many parts of the country and called for taking precautionary measures.
From 8am Monday to 8am Tuesday, heavy rains and rainstorms are expected in parts of Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Shaanxi, Anhui, Hubei, Chongqing, Guizhou and Hunan, according to the National Meteorological Center.
According to the forecast, parts of Shanxi, Henan, Yunnan and Guangdong are likely to see rainstorms with up to 160 mm of rainfall.
Some regions will experience thunderstorms, strong winds and over 70 mm of hourly precipitation, the center said.
It advised local authorities to remain alert for possible flooding, landslides and mudslides and recommended halting outdoor operations 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.