You are in the STAGING environment


  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • China braces for more rainstorms over weekend, climate change blamed

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!


China braces for more rainstorms over weekend, climate change blamed

Source(s):  Thomson Reuters

By David Stanway

Rainstorms are expected for large parts of China over the weekend, the state weather bureau said on Friday, forecasting even more extreme weather a day after some regions suffered more than 200 mm of rainfall.

China's emergency ministry warned that water levels in the middle reaches of the Yangtze river were expected to exceed warning levels, raising risks of geological disasters and urban waterlogging in central and southwest regions.


"The devastating floods that we have seen are consistent with an increase in extreme weather events due to climate change," said Liu Junyan, a campaigner with Greenpeace East Asia.

"There is an urgent need to strengthen early warning systems for extreme weather events, to assess future climate risks in cities, and to improve flood management systems," she said.

Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Publication date 03 Jul 2020

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use