Blue alert renewed for rain in China

Beijing, April 16 (IANS) A blue alert, the lowest in its four-tier warning system, was renewed on Saturday for rainstorms in south China over the next two days.

On Saturday, heavy rain is expected in parts of Anhui, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Yunnan, and Guizhou provinces, the National Meteorological Centre (NMC) announced.

Some areas of Anhui, Jiangxi and Guizhou will see torrential rain accompanied by thunder or hail, Xinhua news agency reported.

On Sunday, the rain will get heavier in these regions.

The NMC issued a blue alert for rain on Friday before this renewal.

China has a four-tier colour-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

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