Cloud seeding brings rainfall to drought-hit SW China province

Updated: 2010-03-28 14:30
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KUNMING - Artificial rainfall moistened part of Yunnan Province Saturday amid a severe drought spreading in southwest China, the local meteorological authority said.

Nine cities and prefectures, including Kunming, Chuxiong and Dali, received 1 mm to 4 mm of precipitation induced by could seeding between 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, according to the provincial meteorological bureau.

Latest weather forecast said more rainfall is expected in the next ten days in the drought-hit regions in southwest China, bringing up to 30 mm of precipitation to Yunnan and Guizhou provinces.