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July 11, 2024 6:03 PM

Torrential rain in China’s megacity Chongqing kills six

Torrential rain in the megacity of Chongqing in southwestern China triggered mudslides and flooding that killed at least six people and caused widespread disruption, Chinese state media reported. Extreme rainfall has hit southern, central and eastern parts of China in a flood season that started earlier than usual this year. Torrential rain since Wednesday has pelted Chongqing, which has a population of over 32 million, more than the capital Beijing, making it one of China's most densely-popul...

July 4, 2024 4:53 PM

China warns of hotter, longer heatwaves as climate change intensifies

China is facing hotter and longer heatwaves and more frequent and unpredictable heavy rain as a result of climate change, the weather bureau warned on Thursday, as the world's second-biggest economy braces for another scorching summer. In its annual climate "Blue Book", the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) warned that maximum temperatures across the country could rise by 1.7-2.8 degrees Celsius within 30 years, with eastern China and the northwestern region of Xinjiang set to suffer th...

July 3, 2024 6:06 PM

Flood fears in China’s east as rain swells Yangtze River levels

Rising water levels in the Yangtze River following intense rains in southern China have prompted eastern regions downstream to prepare for possible flooding. Water levels in the Jiangsu section of China's longest river continued to rise on Wednesday as a result of the increased flow from its upper reaches as well as the persistent rainfall. Nanjing, the capital of China's eastern Jiangsu province issued its second highest flood warning and authorities banned various vessels, including passenge...

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