Heavy rains hit the eastern provinces of China. On Thursday in the city of Wuxi, rainwater poured into a railway station, and in places, 200 liters of rain per square meter fell in a few hours. Thunderstorm warnings are in effect for parts of the country on Friday.
While parts of China are struggling with a wave of exhausting heat, in other provinces they are a danger storms. On Thursday, violent weather passed over the eastern part of the country, bringing with it heavy rainfall.
Flooded train station
Red weather warnings for thunderstorms with downpours were in effect in Jiangsu province on Thursday. The situation was particularly difficult in the city of Wuxi, where 100 liters of water per square meter fell in some districts this morning. According to local media, over 200 l/sq m fell at one of the measuring stations between 4 and 10 am.
Torrential rain stormed the Wuxi railway station, flooding part of the building. Waterfalls of rainwater flowed down the stairs, forcing the administration to close two entrances to the station.
Rainy weather accompanies the inhabitants of China also on Friday. According to the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), rainfall of up to 130 l/sq m is expected in the south-eastern part of the metropolis. It is also dangerous in other provinces: Inner Mongolia, Hebei and Shanxi. Thunderstorm and flooding warnings are in effect in parts of the country.
Reuters, Caixin, weather.com.cn
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