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Rainfall expected in SW China

Updated: Sep 9,2018 8:01 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s national observatory on Sept 9 forecast rainfall in Southwestern areas for the next three days.

While the rain will mainly be light to medium, parts of Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Tibet will see much heavier precipitation with downpours and storms on the cards, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said in a statement.

The NMC warned of possible geological disasters triggered by strong rainfall in Tibet and Yunnan in the next 24 hours.

Hainan, China’s southernmost province, is also expecting torrential rain from the night of Sept 9 to Sept 10.

Other areas to be hit by rain include Inner Mongolia and Northeastern provinces as a rain belt moving eastward will gradually sweep across most of the country’s northern regions till Sept 12.