Flood season to come early this year

BEIJING: This year’s flood season, stretching from May to September, is predicted to be worse than average with more heat waves and typhoons, a meteorological expert said on Friday.
Zhou Bin, an expert with the China Meteorological Administration’s National Climate Center, said during a news conference rainfall during the flooding season will be unevenly distributed, with the northern and southern parts of China projected to receive heavier precipitation.
“Floods will be more serious than droughts this year,” he said, adding temperatures across the country are expected to be higher than the average level. In parts of central and southern China including Jiangsu, Anhui and Hubei provinces, high temperatures that amount to heat waves might occur, Zhou said. He added more typhoons are predicted to be generated in the northwestern Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea, and will make landfall in China.
– The Daily Mail-China Daily News exchange item