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China renews yellow alert for heavy rainstorms

China renews yellow alert for heavy rainstorms


Beijing, China's National Meteorological Centre on Sunday renewed its yellow alert for rainstorms in the southwestern parts of the country, calling for precautionary measures.

From 2 p.m. Sunday to 2 p.m. Monday, heavy rains are expected in parts of Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou and Yunnan, with up to 230 mm of rainfall in certain areas, reports Xinhua news agency citing the Centre as saying.

Parts of the four provincial level areas could encounter over 80 mm of hourly precipitation accompanied by thunderstorms and gales.

The national observatory has advised local authorities to remain alert for possible flooding, landslides and mudslides, and recommended halting outdoor activities in hazardous areas.

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