China warns of geological disasters
Beijing: Meteorological authorities on Saturday warned of possible geological disasters in northern China as heavy rain in the areas showed few signs of weakening. The National Meteorological Center (NMC) and the Ministry of Water Resources together warned of high risks of flash floods in parts of Shanxi, Inner Mongolia and Shaanxi. The NMC renewed a blue alert for a rain on Saturday afternoon, forecasting torrential rain in the northern areas of Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Hebei and southern regions on Saturday and Sunday, with precipitation of up to 50 millimetres expected in some places.
China has a four-tier colour-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue. Xinhua