Rainstorms will hit China's northern and southwestern regions while the
southeastern and northwestern areas will experience temperatures up to 39
degrees Celsius from midnight yesterday to today, said the Chinese Central
Meteorologists warned that strong rainstorms would cause floods in the
provinces of Shaanxi, Shanxi, Hebei, Henan, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan.
Meanwhile, thunder and lightning would hit the rainy areas and southern
Guangdong and Hainan provinces, threatening people's lives there.
While high temperatures in the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian,
Jiangsu, Hunan, Hubei and northern Guangdong would add to water and food supply
pressures there and might bring drought, said the station.
It also warned that landsides and mud-rock flows might happen in northeastern
Sichuan and southern Shaanxi.
Fierce rainstorms swept China this summer, triggering floods, landslides and
mud-rock flows, which many experts believe to be a result of the global climate
Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao had urged local
governments to improve weather monitoring, give priority to people's safety and
properly relocate people in flood-hit areas amid the ongoing battle against