Rain to hit west, south China

Updated: 2011-11-06 15:15


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BEIJING - China's meteorological authorities said Sunday that rainfall will slash western China, the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River as well as the areas south to the regions over the next three days, with torrential rains forecast for the coastal regions in south China.

Some areas in Sichuan, Henan, Hubei, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi are expected to receive precipitation accumulating up to 40 mm, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

Hainan province and the eastern parts of Guangdong Province will see precepitation amounting to 170 mm in the following days, said the NMC.

Light to moderate snow or sleet will hit eastern parts of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau starting Sunday, the NMC added.