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Beijing’s flood season ends with 70 percent above average precipitation, China

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Beijing's 2021 flood season (June 1 to August 31) ended with the highest average precipitation in the recent 20 years.

The average precipitation of the city reached 627.4 mm (24.7 inches) during this year's flood season, which is approximately 70% more than average.1

In addition, the city recorded 62 instances of precipitation, representing an increase of 30% percent compared to 2020.

The city also had the rainiest July since 1951, with 400.4 mm (15.7 inches).

References:

1 Beijing's flood season precipitation hits 20-year high – Xinhua

Featured image credit: Mahdi Motagh

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