- CNTV English - CCTV News

Various reasons for big weather changes

06-13-2011 09:23 BJT Special Report:Severe Drought Hits South China |

Watch Video

Play Video

Experts from the country's flood control and drought relief headquarters say one of the reasons people feel the number of disasters have been increasing in recent years is the growing number of monitoring stations across the country.

Shu Qingpeng, vice director of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, said, "There's greater communication than before. People know more news from media reporting, that's why people feel disasters happen more often than before. Also the number of monitoring stations has grown from 3 thousand in the 1990s to more than 30 thousand now. More data is being recorded. We know of more disasters than before, but that doesn't mean they're happening more frequently."

An expert from the country's Meteorological Bureau explains the reasons for dramatic weather changes.

Lin Jian, China Meteorological Bureau, said, "The reason for the big weather change in South China this year is because of the big power switch of cold fronts and warm air. One week ago,the power of warm air from the Southwest was weak. Dry and cold fronts from the north were strong and dominated South China regions. Last Saturday the power of warm air suddenly increased bringing heavy rainfall."

The frequent changes of weather are determined by the global climate and cannot be controlled.

Shu said, "China is monsoonal climate. The weather is likely to be determined by the power of cold fronts and warm air at the same time. Nothing can change it, it just has to be dealt with."

And he also predicts that the strong power of warm air will last until the end of the month.

Editor:Shi Jierui |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program