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Rain, snow to continue in China

2010-03-08 14:55 BJT

Rain and snow will continue to batter many parts of China over the next two days. On Sunday, the nation's meteorological administration said a new cold front will rapidly sweep across northern China.

Parts of Shaanxi, Shanxi, Hebei, and Anhui provinces will experience heavy snowfall over next two days. The snowfall in Beijing, which began Saturday, will continuing through Monday night, and the high will only reach minus 1 degree Celsius. More than 77 flights have been delayed due to the snow at Beijing International Airport.

On the other hand, rainstorms will abate in southern part of the country. From March 5th to 7th, Fujian Province experienced heavy rainfall. The local government launched its emergency plan, and dispatched aid materials to disaster stricken areas. Since Thursday, more than 36 cities and counties in Jiangxi province were hit with heavy rainfall. The situation in south China may improve on Tuesday.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: CCTV.com