Torrential rain with scattered thunderstorms has being battering Guangdong since yesterday afternoon. Heavy rainstorms will continue to hit the province today and tomorrow, along with force eight gusts, thunder and lightning in some areas, according to the Guangdong Meteorological Bureau.
The local meteorological department has issued rainstorm alerts, while the provincial disaster management office has taken measures to deal with the heavy rain.
Guangzhou [Photo: Dong Tianjian, Xiao Xiong, Lu Li, Qin Wengang]
3-Day Forecast for Guangdong
June 13th (today), Thursday, rainstorms and heavy downpours in Meizhou, Heyuan, and eastern Guangdong; rainstorm across the wider Pearl River Delta region, Qingyuan and Shaoguan; heavy rain and some areas will see storms in western Guangdong;
June 14th, Friday, moderate to heavy rain in the southern part of the province; heavy rain and scattered thundery showers in Maoming and Zhanjiang; showers with cloudy spells in other cities of the province;
June 15th, Saturday, mostly light rain with scattered heavy rain showers in Maoming, Zhanjiang and Yangjiang; cloudy in other areas of the province.
Shenzhen [Photo: Dong Tianjian, Xiao Xiong, Lu Li, Qin Wengang]
3-Day Forecast for Guangzhou
June 13th (today), Thursday, rain with chance of storms, 25-29℃;
June 14th, Friday, cloudy, 24-31℃;
June 15th, Saturday, cloudy, 25-32℃.
General precaution to take during a rainstorm
Do not drive through low-lying areas;
Avoid walking or driving near any sewage outlets, pits or holes;
[Photo: Zhang Ziwang, Zhu Hongbo]
Guangdong has many overhead power lines, please note the following advice:
Never take shelter from rain beneath transformers or aerial wire clusters;
Avoid tall trees or billboards near power supply lines;
Exercise caution around telegraph poles and cable-stayed iron wires;
Do not wade through water if you are not sure whether there could be electric wires which have become submerged.
Guangdong is at risk of landslide and flooding, please pay extra attention to your environment and any hazards. The province has seen a lot of rain and the water content in the soil is high. Avoid low lying areas, and hiking wherever possible over the next few days and weeks.
Author: Monica Liu
Editor: Simon Haywood