BEIJING -- Heavy rains will continue on Monday in the southern areas of
China, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said on Monday.
Torrential rains will hit southeastern Sichuan, western Chongqing, southern
Anhui and central Jiangsu, according to the administration.
Heavy rains or rainstorms are also expected in northeastern Yunnan, most
parts of Chongqing, northern Guizhou, and parts of Hunan, Hubei, Henan, Anhui,
Zhejiang and Shanghai.
These regions may also experience temporary thunderstorms and strong winds,
which could trigger mountain torrents, landslides and mudflows as well as
floods, said the administration.
Thunderstorms and hails would also fall in the northern part of north China,
central and eastern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and central and southern
parts of northeast China.
Floods have left 94 people dead and 25 others missing in seven provinces in
China, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Sunday.
About 16.67 million people had been affected and 555,100 people in Jiangsu,
Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan, Chongqing and Shaanxi evacuated by 4:00 p.m.
Hundreds of thousands of houses were damaged and millions of hectares of
Meanwhile, the CMA has warned local people of high temperatures above 35
degrees Celsius in some areas to the south of the Yangtze River, central and
eastern parts of south China, central Shannxi Province, southern Shanxi
Province, northwestern Henan Province, Turpan Basin in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous
Region, northwest China, and western Inner Mongolia. on Monday.
Central and southern Zhejiang, central Jiangxi and Turpan Basin may see the
mercury hit 37 to 38 degrees.