Hol­i­day weather to be mostly good

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - By XUWEI xuwei@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Some ar­eas in­North China will see smog at the start of the Na­tional Day hol­i­day pe­riod (Oct 1-7), but weather con­di­tions in most parts of China will be fa­vor­able for out­door trips, the na­tional weather fore­caster said on Thurs­day.

Smog in north­ern ar­eas, in­clud­ing Bei­jing, will last from Oct 1 to Oct 4 as a re­sult of static atmospheric con­di­tions that pre­vent dis­per­sion, said Zhang Zuqiang, spokesman for the China Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Ad­min­is­tra­tion, at a news brief­ing.

The coun­try is ex­pect­ing a travel peak at the be­gin­ning of Oc­to­ber as fam­ily mem­bers re­unite and tourists take to the roads, rail­ways and skies.

“The coun­try will not ex­pe­ri­ence ex­ten­sive rain dur­ing the hol­i­day pe­riod. The tem­per­a­ture in most ar­eas will also be fa­vor­able for out­door trips,” Zhang said, adding that there will be two driz­zles around Oct 3-5 and Oct 6-7 in North China, cou­pled with a tem­per­a­ture drop of 4 to 8 C.

There will be mod­er­ate rain in Yun­nan prov­ince and the western part of Sichuan prov­ince on Oct 1 and 2, and on Oct 4, fore­cast­ers say.

We want to re­mind the res­i­dents of North China to mind the tem­per­a­ture drop and stay warm.”

spokesman for the China Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Ad­min­is­tra­tion

“We want to re­mind the res­i­dents of North China to mind the tem­per­a­ture drop and stay warm ... and peo­ple in the moun­tain­ous ar­eas of South­east China to stay alert to the risks of land­slides and mud­slides,” Zhang said.

Typhoon Mer­anti and Megi pum­meled East China and caused ex­ten­sive dam­age re­cently, and the me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal author­i­ties are warn­ing of more ty­phoons land­ing next month.

“Usu­ally the num­ber of ty­phoons formed in Oc­to­ber is the same as those formed in July. So there are still chances that a typhoon will af­fect the coun­try,” Zhang said. “Gov­ern­ment de­part­ments should stay on alert.”

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