Articles tagged "china weather"

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Extreme rainfall in Henan claimed 71 lives, affected 1.3 million people and damaged 972 000 ha (2.4 million acres) of crops, China

Extremely heavy rains affecting China's Henan province over the past 10 days caused massive damage and claimed the lives of 71 people, as of Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The storm dropped a year's worth of rain over the province's capital Zhengzhou in just 3...

July 28, 2021

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Severe sandstorm engulfs China’s Dunhuang city

A severe sandstorm with dust clouds towering at least 100 m (330 feet) high hit China’s Dunhuang city on July 25, 2021. Dunhuang is located in the Gobi Desert, known for its harsh climate and living conditions. Featured image credit: SCMP...

July 26, 2021

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Typhoon "In-Fa" makes landfall in Zhejiang, forces 1.5 million people to evacuate, China

Typhoon "In-Fa" made landfall in the Putuo District of the city of Zhoushan, China's eastern province of Zhejiang at 04:30 UTC on July 25, 2021. At the time of landfall, In-Fa had a maximum wind speed of 137 km/h (85 mph), according to China...

July 26, 2021

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Typhoon "In-Fa" moving over Okinawa, landfall expected south of Shanghai, China

Typhoon "In-Fa" -- the 7th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season -- is slowly moving over Okinawa, southern Japan on July 23, 2021. After passing over Okinawa, In-Fa is expected to move north of Taiwan before making landfall south of Shanghai,...

July 23, 2021

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Two dams collapse after heavy rains hit Inner Mongolia, China

Two dams in North China's Inner Mongolia collapsed on Sunday, July 18, 2021, after heavy rains falling since Saturday. Local citizens were evacuated before the collapse and while material damage is huge, there are no reports of casualties. The combined water...

July 21, 2021

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Catastrophic floods caused by extremely heavy rains claim lives of at least 63 people in Henan, China

At least 63 people have been killed after heavy rains affecting China's central province of Henan since July 16 intensified on July 20, 2021. Zhengzhou meteorologists said the level of rains the capital received in 3 days was 'once in a thousand...

July 21, 2021

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Massive flooding hits Zhengzhou after more than 200 mm (7.8 inches) of rain in just 1 hour, China

Extremely heavy rains hit the capital of China's Henan Province - Zhengzhou (population 10.3 million) on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, causing massive floods. This was the third and the strongest day of heavy rainfall in the province. Zhengzhou received average...

July 20, 2021

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Typhoon "In-Fa" nearing Okinawa, forecast to rapidly intensify on its way toward Taiwan and China

Typhoon "In-Fa" -- the 6th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season -- is approaching Okinawa, Japan on its way toward Taiwan and China. In-Fa will continue strengthening today and possibly rapidly intensify by July 22 while passing south of Okinawa....

July 20, 2021

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Typhoon "Cempaka" to make U-turn after landfall over China's Guangdong Province

Typhoon "Cempaka" -- the 7th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season -- is slowly approaching China's Guangdong Province where it's expected to make landfall on July 20, 2021. At 06:00 UTC on July 20, the center of Cempaka was located about...

July 20, 2021

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Extreme flooding hits multiple provinces of China, capital Beijing brought to standstill

Prolonged heavy rainfall affecting parts of China over the past couple of days caused extreme flooding in several provinces, including Sichuan, Hebei, Shaanxi, Henan, and Shandong. Severe thunderstorms also affected the capital Beijing, bringing the entire city to a...

July 14, 2021

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Shandong hit by largest tornado outbreak in more than a decade, China

Eastern China's Shandong Province was hit by its largest tornado outbreak in more than 10 years on July 11, 2021. At least 10 tornadoes were reported, with at least 3 of them violent. The reports are still coming in and the number of reported tornadoes is...

July 12, 2021

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Violent tornado hits downtown Shenxian, leaving catastrophic damage, China

A violent tornado moved directly into downtown Shenxian, China's Shandong Province, around 13:00 UTC on July 11, 2021, causing 'catastrophic' damage. The twister debarked hardwood, tossed cars, leveled a number of homes, and left several people injured,...

July 11, 2021

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1 million people affected by floods, 63 000 evacuated in Jiangxi Province, China

Several days of heavy rain and flooding in southeast China's province of Jiangxi have left nearly 1.08 million people affected and forced more than 60 000 to evacuate. According to Xinhua, floods in the province began on June 28. In 5 days to July 2, when the...

July 05, 2021

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Major damage reported after large tornado hits Guyuan, Hebei, China

A large tornado hit Guyuan County in China's northeastern Hebei province on July 1, 2021, causing major damage. According to local reports, poorly anchored brick houses were destroyed and tractors blown over. "This is the second significant tornado to hit...

July 01, 2021

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Two violent tornadoes hit China, destroying homes and claiming at least 8 lives

At least two large and violent tornadoes touched down in China on June 25, 2021, destroying homes, tossing cars, and leaving at least 8 people dead. Local authorities fear the death toll will continue to rise. Survey teams are on the scene today. The first violent...

June 26, 2021

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Northeast China rivers reach historic levels amid persistent heavy rain

Persistent heavy downpours have caused 13 rivers to rise to record levels in parts of northeastern China, the Ministry of Water Resources reported Saturday, June 19, 2021. As of Tuesday, June 22, provincial authorities in Heilongjiang upgraded to a level two...

June 24, 2021

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Powerful tornado hits Shangzhi, damaging 168 homes and wreaking havoc on farmlands, China's Heilongjiang Province

A powerful tornado ripped through Shangzhi, a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Harbin, the capital of China's northeast province of Heilongjiang on June 1, 2021. The twister was accompanied by damaging hail. According to Chinese state media, the...

June 03, 2021

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97 rivers across China exceed warning levels as country prepares for another heavy flood season

Rainy season came early to China this year and 97 rivers across the country are already exceeding warning levels as of Thursday, May 27, 2021. This represents a rise of about 10% compared to 2020, a record-breaking year when it comes to rainfall and floods. With...

May 28, 2021

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Extreme weather hits China's Gansu Province, killing 21 ultra-marathon runners

Extreme weather, including cold temperatures, freezing rain, hailstorms, and gale-force winds, have claimed the lives of 21 ultra-marathon runners in northwest China's Gansu Province on May 22, 2021. There were 172 race participants in the race of which 151 have...

May 24, 2021

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More than 100 000 affected as severe storms hit Yueyang, China's Hunan Province

More than 100 000 people have been affected after a series of severe storms started hitting the city of Yueyang in central China's Hunan Province on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Yueyang is 170 km (105 miles) SW of the city of Wuhan where two extreme weather events in...

May 18, 2021

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Tornado rips through Shengze, Jiangsu, killing at least 4 people and injuring 149, China

A destructive tornado hit the town of Shengze, China's Jiangsu Province at around 19:00 LT on May 14, 2021, killing 4 people and injuring 149. It was the first of two deadly tornadoes to hit China on May 14 in which at least 12 people lost their lives. More than...

May 15, 2021

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Destructive tornado rips through Wuhan, killing 8 people and injuring 280, China

A destructive tornado ripped through the city of Wuhan, capital of China's Hubei Province, at around 20:39 LT on Friday, May 14, 2021, killing at least 8 people and leaving 280 injured. This is the second extreme weather event to hit the city in just 4 days....

May 15, 2021

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Severe thunderstorm hits Wuhan, turning day into night, China

At least 2 people have been killed after a severe thunderstorm hit the city of Wuhan, capital of China's Hubei province on May 10, 2021, turning day into night. According to the Wuhan Emergency Management Bureau, parts of the city encountered a level 10...

May 12, 2021

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Waterspout recorded as it hits a beach in China's Guangdong Province

A rare waterspout was recorded in south Chinas Guangdong Province as it hit a beach on Hailing Island on Monday, May 3, 2021. Is that a dragon emerging from the sea? A rare #waterspout was captured by tourists on the sea surface by the beach of Hailing island,...

May 05, 2021

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Violent storm hits China's Jiangsu Province, claiming lives of 11 people and leaving 102 injured

A violent storm swept through east China's Jiangsu Province late Friday, April 30, 2021, claiming the lives of at least 11 people and leaving more than 100 injured. 9 people were missing as of Saturday, May 1. The worst affected were the cities of Nantong...

May 02, 2021

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Beijing engulfed by third major dust storm in five weeks, China

China's capital Beijing has seen its third major dust storm in five weeks on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The storm is expected to continue in the coming days, affecting central and eastern China, according to the Guaizihu Meteorological Station. Beijing's air...

April 16, 2021

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Massive sandstorm forms over Mongolia, hits China's capital Beijing as the worst in a decade

A massive sandstorm formed over Mongolia on Sunday, March 14, 2021, and moved into northern China, sweeping over capital Beijing on Monday as the city's worst sandstorm in a decade. In Mongolia, the storm left at least 341 people missing. The China...

March 15, 2021

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Beijing records coldest morning since 1966, China

The mercury pummeled to -19.6 °C (-3.3 °F) in China's capital Beijing on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021, marking the city's coldest morning since 1966, when the mercury dipped to -27.4 °C (-17.3 °F). Early Thursday morning, half of...

January 07, 2021

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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