Articles tagged "china weather"

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Southern China hit by Severe Tropical Storm "Higos"

Tropical Storm "Higos" (known as Helen in the Philippines) formed on August 17, 2020, as the 7th named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. The storm intensified into a 'severe tropical storm' by the end of the day and made landfall over...

August 19, 2020

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Sichuan activates the highest level of flood control response for the first time on record, China

The Chinese province of Sichuan, located on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, has activated the highest level of flood control response for the first time on record on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, as rain-induced floods continue ravaging parts of the province....

August 19, 2020

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China's flood season leaves 219 fatalities, more than 4 million evacuated and 63 million affected

Severe flooding from this year's rainy season in China has left a total of 219 fatalities and more than 63 million people affected, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) said in a press conference on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Over the past two months, more...

August 14, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Mekkhala" brings powerful winds and heavy rains as it makes landfall in Fujian, China

Tropical Cyclone "Mekkhala" made landfall at around 23:30 UTC on August 10, 2020 (07:30 LT on August 11) in Zhangpu County, China's Fujian Province, bringing strong winds of 119 km/h (74 mph). The storm's center was located inland over the Zhangpu...

August 11, 2020

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At least 33 injured, 3 critically as destructive tornado hits Inner Mongolia, China

At least 33 people were injured and more than 100 dwellings were damaged or destroyed after a tornado struck a village in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday afternoon, August 9, 2020. The severe storm struck around 07:30 UTC (15:30 LT) in...

August 10, 2020

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IMERG maps excessive monsoon rain across Asia

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission captured the rainfall accumulation across Asia-- from India to Japan-- this monsoon season, from June 1 to July 20, 2020. The data are remotely-sensed estimates that came from the Integrated Multi-Satellite...

July 23, 2020

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China blasts dam on Yangtze tributary to ease flooding, death toll climbs to more than 150

Authorities in central China have blasted a dam on the Yangtze River tributary on Sunday, July 19, 2020, to ease surging waters amid severe flooding. The grim situation has left millions affected, damaged more than 28 000 houses, and caused more than 150...

July 20, 2020

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Weather system behind record-breaking, catastrophic rainfalls in Japan and China explained

A persistent stationary front known as the Meiyu front is affecting East Asian countries since the rainy season began in May. The front is responsible for record-breaking rainfalls, mainly in Japan and China, and causing catastrophic floods and landslides that have...

July 17, 2020

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One of the worst rainfall seasons on record hits China, massive floods affecting nearly 38 million people

Severe floods affecting wide swaths of China since June 2020 have left at least 141 people dead or missing and almost 38 million affected in 27 provinces, officials reported on Monday, July 13, 2020. Up to 433 rivers have risen to dangerous levels, with 33 of them...

July 13, 2020

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Summer snowstorm kills nearly 500 livestock animals, strands 400 tourists in Xinjiang, China

An unexpected summer snowstorm hit Xinjiang, China, on June 29, 2020, resulting in traffic disruption, more than 400 tourists stranded, and deaths of nearly 500 livestock. Herdsmen in Tekes County in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have suffered heavy losses...

July 03, 2020

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Severe flooding affects more than 1 million in China's Hubei

More than one million people are now affected by severe flooding in Hubei, China, after another bout of heavy downpour hit the province on Saturday, June 27, 2020, according to the Hubei Provincial Emergency Management Office. Wide swaths of the province have been...

July 01, 2020

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More than 1 000 rescued as Yichang records heaviest rainfall in 20 years, China

Up to 140 mm (5.5 inches) of rain was recorded in Yichang City in Hubei, China, on June 27, 2020-- the city's biggest daily rainfall in 20 years. The downpour led to widespread flooding, leaving many cars stranded on roadways and prompting firefighters to rescue...

June 30, 2020

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Severe hailstorm destroys cars, homes and 4 855 ha (12 000 acres) of crops in Baoding, China

A severe hailstorm lashed the city of Baoding in north China's Hebei Province on June 25, 2020, destroying up to 4 855 ha (12 000 acres) of crops and leaving more than 30 000 people affected. According to the China Global Television Network (CGTN), the...

June 29, 2020

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12 million people affected, 78 killed as severe floods continue across south and east China

Heavy rains and floods left at least 12 people dead and 10 others missing in south China's Sichuan province as of Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020. Since late May, severe weather has left 78 people dead or missing, 12 million affected, more than 8 000 homes...

June 29, 2020

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Large tornado moves through Xilinhot countryside, northeast China

A large tornado touched down in the suburbs of Xilinhot in northeastern China's Inner Mongolia on Wednesday afternoon, June 24, 2020. Motorists have captured the nerve-wracking moment a twister struck the countryside, appearing to be approaching the nearby cars....

June 26, 2020

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Severe hailstorm lashes Beijing during Dragon Boat Festival, China

A severe hailstorm lashed China's capital Beijing on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Earlier on Thursday, the Beijing Meteorological Observatory issued a yellow warning signal for thunder and lightning. The agency also warned people to take precautions as dispersed...

June 26, 2020

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More than 20 000 people evacuated after landslide blocks major river in China's Sichuan

Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 20 000 people after a large landslide blocked a major river in Sichuan on June 17, 2020. At least one person has been killed while 3 others remain missing across the province. According to the provincial flood control and...

June 18, 2020

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8.5 million people affected, 63 killed as intense downpours continue to pound southern China

Intense downpours continue to batter southern China, leaving at least 63 people dead or missing and almost 8.5 million affected. Worsening floods have also displaced nearly 500 000 and caused direct economic losses of about 4 billion dollars or 21 billion yuan. The...

June 16, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Nuri" makes landfall in China's Guangdong

Tropical Cyclone "Nuri" -- the second named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season -- made landfall along the coast of Yangjiang, southern China's Guangdong Province on June 14, 2020. According to the China's National Meteorological Center (NMC)...

June 14, 2020

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More than 2.6 million affected by deadly floods and mudslides in southern and central China

Widespread floods and mudslides since June 1, 2020, have affected more than 2.6 million people in China's southern and central regions, resulting in an increasing number of fatalities and damages. As of June 11, at least 13 people have died, two are still...

June 11, 2020

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Worsening drought affects nearly half of north China's Inner Mongolia

Increasing drought in north China's Inner Mongolia has already affected 45 percent of the region, local authorities reported on Sunday, June 7, 2020. On Monday, a sweltering temperature of almost 40 °C (104 °F) was recorded in the area. The regional...

June 09, 2020

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Floods affect 800 000 in China's Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi provinces

At least 800 000 people have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in central and southern China over the past couple of days. At least 2 people have been killed and 4 are still missing. The worst affected provinces are Hunan, Jiangxi, and Guangxi. 1 person has...

June 08, 2020

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Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan, China

Days of heavy rainfall triggered hundreds of landslides in Yunnan Province, China, including one which resulted in 1 fatality and 4 others missing on Thursday, May 28, 2020, and a sudden rockfall in Tonghai County, trapping 2 people and injuring 2 others on Friday,...

May 31, 2020

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Series of severe weather events, including hailstorms, heavy rains and snow hit southwest China

A series of severe weather events, including hailstorms, heavy rains, and snow, has been battering parts of southwest China since March 22, 2020. The events caused widespread damage and disruption, particularly in the provinces of Hubei, Jiangxi, Sichuan, and...

March 27, 2020

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Severe hailstorm hits South China's Guangdong province

A severe hailstorm hit multiple cities in South China's Guangdong province on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Among the places hit by hail were Zhanjiang, Maoming, and Zhuhai where temperatures, in particular, were warm at 21 °C (69.8 °F). Photos and videos...

February 13, 2020

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Typhoon "Mitag" near Taiwan, heading toward China, South Korea and Japan

Tropical Cyclone "Mitag," known as Onyok in the Philippines, formed on September 28 while it was east of Luzon, Philippines. It soon became a Severe Tropical Storm and reached typhoon status on September 29. This is 18th named storm of the 2019 Pacific...

September 30, 2019

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Early snow hits Heilongjiang, China's coldest province

China's northernmost city of Mohe, Heilongjiang Province received new season's first snow on September 15, 2019. According to the local observatory, the snow came 25 days earlier than last year. ​The area, which is considered the coldest in China,...

September 18, 2019

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At least 8 people killed after tornado hits Hainan, China

A deadly tornado swept through Danzhou in China's Hainan Province early Thursday morning (LT), August 29, 2019, killing at least 8 people and seriously injuring 1. According to official reports, the tornado struck Nada town in Danzhou city at around 03:00 BJT....

August 29, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Bailu" makes landfall over southern Taiwan

Tropical Storm "Bailu" made landfall over southern Taiwan early morning (UTC) August 24, 2019, bringing significant rainfall to most of the country, in places extremely heavy, and 108 km/h (67 mph) winds with gusts up to 137 km/h (85 mph). Bailu made...

August 24, 2019

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Typhoon "Lekima" hits China, leaving 3 million homes without power, at least 18 dead and 16 missing

Typhoon "Lekima" - the 9th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season, made landfall in Wenling, Zhejiang Province, China at about 01:45 LT on August 9, 2019, with winds of 187 km/h (116 mph). It then turned north toward Shanghai, bringing...

August 10, 2019

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Heavy rains hit central China, leaving 29 people dead and 4 missing

Heavy rain affecting parts of central China this week caused deadly flash floods in which at least 32 people lost their lives. As reported by state broadcaster CCTV, dozens of tourists were trapped or washed away Sunday night at Duobi Gorge in Hubei Province, after...

August 09, 2019

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Red alert issued ahead of Typhoon "Lekima" landfall in China's Zhejiang Province

Typhoon "Lekima" strengthened into a Category 4 Super Typhoon late August 7, 2019, before moving over over Japan's southern Ryukyu Islands. It's now weakening on its way toward eastern China. Landfall is expected in the coastal areas of Zhejiang...

August 09, 2019

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Typhoon "Lekima" strengthening, heading toward Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and Shanghai, China

Typhoon "Lekima," the 9th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season is strengthening on its way toward southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan, northern Taiwan and Shanghai, China. Although Lekima passed well north of Philippines and it didn't...

August 07, 2019

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19.9 million people affected by floods, 34 000 homes collapsed and 1.7 million ha of crops damaged, China

According to data released by China's Ministry of Emergency Management, a total of 19.91 million people have been affected by floods since the beginning of flood season this summer. A total of 34 000 homes collapsed and over 1.76 million hectares (4.34 million...

July 13, 2019

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Parts of SE China receive largest rainfall since 1961 - 1 600 homes destroyed, 80 000 people evacuated

Heavy rainfall hit SE China this week, destroying homes and crops and forcing evacuation of nearly 80 000 people. Weather authorities said the affected region saw 51% higher rainfall this week than in corresponding periods of previous years and the largest since...

July 11, 2019

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6 people killed, 28 600 affected after rare tornado hits Kaiyuan, economic loss over 145 million USD, China

A destructive tornado hit the city of Kaiyuan, northeast China's Liaoning Province on July 3, 2019, killing 6 people and injuring 190. The tornado packing winds up to 23 meters per second (82.8 km/h) struck the city at 17:15 (China Standard Time). It tore...

July 08, 2019

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TD "Mun" makes landfall in Vietnam after passing over Hainan, China

Tropical Depression "Mun" made landfall in Thai Binh Province of Vietnam between 21:30 and 22:00 UTC on July 3, 2019 (04:30 and 05:00 UTC on July 4), after passing over Hainan Island, China on July 2. Heavy rain, landslides, mudflows, and flash floods are...

July 04, 2019

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Rare tornado hits China's Kaiyuan City, killing 6 people and injuring at least 190

A large tornado hit China's northeastern city of Kaiyuan, Liaoning Province at 17:15 LT (09:15 UTC) on July 3, 2019, killing 6 people and injuring at least 190. Provincial weather authorities said tornadoes in this region are rare. According to local media...

July 03, 2019

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Floods claimed 88 lives, destroyed 17 000 homes and damaged 82 000, China

At least 88 people have died and 17 are still missing as a result of severe floods and landslides affecting parts of southwest China since last week. The worst affected are provinces of Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing. ...

June 21, 2019

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At least 30 dead, 2.2 million affected as heavy rains hit southern China

At least 30 people have been killed and 9 remain missing after heavy rain caused severe floods across southern China over the past couple of days. The rains started June 6, affecting an estimated 2.2 million people, according to government sources. Affected...

June 13, 2019