Heavy rain to lash central, eastern China

BEIJING: Widespread rainfall is expected to hit much of central and eastern China in the coming four days, the national observatory forecast Sunday.
Heavy showers or rainstorms will lash the provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, as well as Shanghai during the period, with some regions likely to get up to 200 millimeters of rain within 24 hours, the National Meteorological Center said. Some regions in Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang will also experience thunderstorms or hail, it said.
The observatory warned local authorities in Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces to take precautions for possible floods and geological disasters.. –Agenices