China issues yellow alert for rainstorms


BEIJING -- China's National Meteorological Center issued a yellow alert for rainstorms on Monday as heavy downpours are expected to lash parts of the country.

From 8:00 am Monday to 8:00 am Tuesday, heavy rains and rainstorms are forecast to hit parts of Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi, the center said.

In particular, parts of Guangdong will see torrential rain, with rainfall of 100-160 mm, according to the meteorological center.

Local governments have been urged to cut potentially-dangerous outdoor power supplies and suspend outdoor operations in open areas.

The center also suggested taking necessary drainage measures in urban areas and farmlands, while guarding against possible disasters such as mountain torrents, landslides and mudslides.

China has a four-tier, color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe warning, followed by orange, yellow, and blue.