South China to brace for another round of strong rainfall

South China is forecast to experience another round of heavy rainfall from May 3 to 5, according to China’s National Meteorological Center.

The downpours will be concentrated in eastern Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangdong and western Fujian provinces, as well as the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, with some areas receiving torrential rain.

These regions, including Guangdong, Guangxi and Fujian, have already seen above-average rainfall this year. Residents should be aware of the increased risk of secondary disasters like landslides and debris flows caused by the cumulative precipitation.

As the May Day holiday coincides with this weather event, the public is advised to plan return journeys accordingly, and consider potential disruptions due to heavy rain and strong convective weather.

The unusual temperature pattern, with warmer weather in the north and cooler conditions in the south, will persist for the next three days.

Northeast China will experience continued warming, with many areas reaching record highs for the year so far. Cities like Harbin and Changchun are expected to see highs of 27 to 28 degrees Celsius. The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China will also see a significant rise in temperatures, with some areas reaching up to 30 degrees Celsius.

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