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More extreme weather expected for July and August

China’s authorities expect more heavy rains with flooding in July and August. In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of people in the south and east of the country have been evacuated due to flooding. “It is predicted that from July to August, there will be more extreme weather events in China, and regional flood conditions and drought conditions will be heavier than usual,” said Yao Wenguang, director of the Department of Flood and Drought Disaster Prevention of the Ministry of Water Resources.

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