CHINA China's extreme weather events on the rise: report

CHINA

China's extreme weather events on the rise: report

Xinhua

15:34, April 06, 2019

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Vehicles drive along a flooded street in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province August 14, 2007. Downpours caused flooding in the city and paralyzed local transport. [Photo: Xinhua]

BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhua) -- China's extreme weather events are on the rise and becoming increasingly severe as the climate risk level edges up, China Meteorological Administration said in a report.

The country saw a marked increase of extreme rainfall and a reduction of extreme low-temperature events during the 1961-2018 period, according to the report.

Comprehensive monitoring and key indicators shows that the global climate continues to be warmer

The temperature picked up faster in north China than in south China during the period. West China posted faster temperature rise than east China, with the Qinghai-Tibet region recording the quickest temperature growth.

The country's climate risk index has been generally on the rise from 1961 to 2018, and the growth during the 1991-2018 period outpaced that during the 1961-1990 period.  


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