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Rain fury wreaks havoc in China, Beijing data heaviest rainfall in 140 years

Beijing [China], August 2 (ANI): Persistent and heavy showers pounded China, with capital Beijing recording its heaviest quantum of rainfall within the final 140 years, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing native meteorologists.

This comes as Typhoon Khanun has additionally lashed components of Japan with wind and rain.

Between Saturday and Wednesday morning, 744.8 millimetres (29 inches) of rain fell within the Chinese capital from the remnants of Typhoon Doksuri, in accordance with the Beijing Meteorological Service- the heaviest rain over consecutive days since data started in 1883, CNN reported.

Meanwhile, Typhoon Khanun packed winds of 220 kilometres per hour (137 mph)- the equal of a Category 4 Atlantic hurricane – because it made its nearest cross to Japan’s southwestern Okinawa islands early Wednesday.

In the previous 24 hours, many places in Okinawa have obtained 175 to 220 millimeters (6 to eight inches) of rainfall, in accordance with CNN Weather on Wednesday morning.

The centre of Khanun is forecast to stall within the East China Sea within the subsequent 48 hours, probably making a flip towards Japan’s northern Ryukyu Islands over the weekend and avoiding a direct hit to China’s japanese coast, which has been drenched by the remnants of Doksuri.

While the slow-moving Khanun is steadily weakening, its outer bands may probably deliver heavy rainfall and excessive wind gusts over China’s japanese Zhejiang province and alongside the coast close to Shanghai within the subsequent few days.

Khanun’s affect comes on the heels of Doksuri, which inundated the western outskirts of Beijing with floods that swept away automobiles and destroyed a bridge.

Notably, not less than 11 folks have been killed and 27 others have been reported lacking in Beijing, whereas greater than 127,000 folks have been evacuated from town, CNN reported citing Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.

Nine deaths have been additionally reported in Hebei province that surrounds the capital, CCTV mentioned. Rainfall in Hebei shattered data at 10 climate stations, in accordance with state-run news company Xinhua.

On Tuesday, greater than 300 folks have been stranded in a residential constructing in Hebei’s Zhuozhou metropolis, CNN reported citing state-run outlet The Paper.

More than 133,900 folks in Zhuozhou City have been affected by the rainfall, in accordance with CCTV.

Earlier, tens of 1000’s of individuals fled their houses in Beijing after Typhoon Doksuri- one of many strongest storms in years – led to torrential rain throughout China amid a warning of one other hurricane-level storm, CNN reported.

Notably, China is reeling from excessive climate occasions this summer season, very like a lot of the world. Earlier, warmth waves scorched Beijing, earlier than than normal this 12 months whereas data have been set worldwide for international temperatures, ocean warmth and the lack of sea ice. (ANI)