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China renews yellow alert for rainstorms

Updated: Jul 23,2018 9:25 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s national observatory on the evening of July 22 renewed a yellow alert for rainstorms.

Between the evening of July 22 and the evening of July 23, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hainan, Jiangsu and Shandong will be battered by heavy rain, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said in a statement.

Meanwhile, rainstorms will also hit Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Qinghai and Sichuan.

Rainfall could be up to 240 mm per hour in some regions of Guangxi, Hainan, Jiangsu and Shandong, the NMC said.

Ampil, this year’s 10th typhoon, made landfall in Shanghai on the noon of July 22. At 5 pm, the eye of Ampil was in coastal Rudong county, Jiangsu province. Ampil is expected to reach East China’s Shandong province around noon of July 22 before moving further north, the NMC said earlier.

China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe weather, followed by orange, yellow, and blue.