Deadly flash flood hits popular scenic area on Yellow River in Henan, China

Deadly flash flood hits popular scenic area on Yellow River in Henan, China

At least 2 people died and 7 went missing on January 22, 2023, after a sudden flood swept away families celebrating the Lunar New Year downstream of the Sanmenxia Dam Scenic Area on the Yellow River in Henan, China. The flood reportedly caused the water level in the river to rise by 1.8 meters (6 feet) in just six minutes, leaving little time for those affected to react.

Rare snowfall blankets the Taklimakan Desert of northwest China’s Xinjiang

Rare snowfall blankets the Taklimakan Desert of northwest China’s Xinjiang

A rare snowfall blanketed the Taklimakan Desert of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on January 17, 2023, creating picturesque winter scenery and impressing local residents and visitors. The Taklimakan Desert is the largest desert in China and the second-largest shifting-sand desert in the world.

China hit by strongest cold wave since 1987

China hit by strongest cold wave since 1987

The weather in northern China changed dramatically at the end of last week, leaving at least 7 people dead and hundreds of thousands of livestock stranded after exceptionally cold temperatures hit the province of Xinjiang.

Tropical Storm “Nalgae” moving along the southern coast of China

Tropical Storm “Nalgae” moving along the southern coast of China

After making 5 landfalls in the Philippines and leaving more than 110 people dead and at least 33 missing, Tropical Cyclone “Nalgae” is moving north-westwards over the South China Sea, towards the southern coast of China on November 2, 2022.

China issues red alert as Typhoon “Muifa” nears Shanghai

China issues red alert as Typhoon “Muifa” nears Shanghai

China’s national observatory issued a red alert, the most severe warning level, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, as Typhoon Muifa is expected to make landfall twice later in the day-the first in coastal areas between Sanmen County and Zhoushan City in Zhejiang Province around nightfall, and the second in coastal areas between Jiaxing City in Zhejiang Province and Shanghai’s Pudong District on Wednesday evening, with maximum 1-minute sustained winds of 130 km/h (80 mph).

Typhoon “Muifa” to make landfall near Shanghai, China

Typhoon “Muifa” to make landfall near Shanghai, China

Typhoon “Muifa” has continued moving NW over the East China Sea, toward the coast of eastern China over the past 24 hours. The typhoon is expected to make landfall in Zhejiang Province, China on September 14, 2022, and pass over or very close to Shanghai – the most populated city in the world.

18 fatalities, 36 missing after flash flood hits Qinghai, China

18 fatalities, 36 missing after flash flood hits Qinghai, China

The death toll from destructive flash flooding in northwest China’s Qinghai Province has reached 18 and there are 36 people still missing, local officials said late August 18 (LT). This is up from 4 fatalities and 27 missing reported earlier today.