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Beijing enters a peak rainstorm period this week

07-19-2010 15:47 BJT

Beijing will enter a peak rainstorm period on July 20

Beijing will enter a peak rainstorm period beginning on July 20. On July 15, the Beijing Flood Prevention and Drought Resistance Headquarters issued information about security work during the main flood season, which said that Beijing may meet widespread rainstorms and extreme rainfall in some regions at any time in late July to early August.

From July 20th to August 10th, Beijing will be in the midst of its main flood season; with about 80 percent of the annual rain concentrated during this period. In addition, it is also a peak period for frequent, heavy rainfall. However, due to a poor situation this year, the possibility of extreme weather during the season may increase compared with former years, and Beijing may experience widespread rainstorms and extreme rainfall in some regions at any time.

The Beijing Flood Control Office released the information about security work during the main flood season in particular, and said that because Beijing has entered an important period of flood prevention, departments at all levels as well as ordinary citizens should do what they can to prevent flooding. First, related department should make sure the weather forecast and forecasts for potential disaster weather are accurate and people are warned in advance.

Flood-control headquarters will monitor rainfall and potential flooding, especially focusing on the extremely rainy weather in some regions and it will also be ready to launch department-specific flood prevention emergency plans at any time. Furthermore, it will examine any hidden dangers in key areas, such as dangerous cottage areas in cities and towns, courtyards that will easily collect water, areas susceptible to debris flow, areas downstream of the reservoir and villages and families in dangerous areas.

The city’s bureau of parks and forests has made special contingency plans for dealing with downed trees which were caused by strong winds and heavy rain, and cleaning the river channel and allocating boats from the park for emergency situations.

Beijing will enter the hottest period from July 19 and the possibility of “sauna days” will rise

Beijing will enter the hottest period from July 19 and the possibility of a “sauna day” will rise. According to the latest report from the meteorological observatory, which was released at 11 a.m., July 15, substantial rainfall will hit Beijing this weekend and then it will probably persist for a while with high temperatures and high humidity.

According to the latest meteorological data, the recently damp and muggy weather will last until Friday and then there will be showers over the two-day weekend. However, Beijing will enter the hottest period of the summer next week and after such frequent rainfall, the air will be wet and with the coming heat wave, the possibility of a “sauna day” is very real.

Beijing will also enter a period with more thunder and lightning next week. From May 4th to June 30th, there were 12 lightning disasters that took place in Beijing and one person died.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CNTV.CN

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