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China downgrades Typhoon Chaba but heavy rain to fall in several provinces

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China downgrades Typhoon Chaba but heavy rain to fall in several provinces

Pedestrians wade through flood water on a street amid heavy rainfall as Typhoon Chaba hits Sanya in Hainan province, China on July 2, 2022.

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(1st UPDATE) From July 4 to 6, forecasters expect heavy rain and some strong winds in Guangdong province, the Guangxi region, and Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Henan, and Shandong provinces

BEIJING, China – Typhoon Chaba weakened into a tropical depression, but it is still expected to bring heavy rain in the central and eastern part of China over the next few days as it moves northward, Chinese forecasters said on Monday, July 4.

The Central Meteorological Observatory lifted the typhoon blue warning on Chaba late on Sunday, but over the weekend China’s first typhoon of the year bought heavy rain and wind to several southern provinces already water-logged from weeks of torrential rains and thunderstorms.

As of early Monday morning, the center of Chaba was located in the southern region of Guangxi. It is expected to move in a north-easterly direction at a speed of 10 to 15 km per hour (6 to 9 miles per hour) into Hunan and Hubei provinces, the China Meteorological Administration said.

The Meteorological Station in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province issued a “red alert” for rainstorm at 8:45 a.m. (0045 GMT), after towns and villages in the southwest of Shishou saw more than 40 mm of precipitation. There could still be more than 60 mm of precipitation in the south of Shishou later in the morning, forecasters predict.

A red rainstorm alert was also issued for the city of Dongguan in Guangdong province. In the Guangxi region, local forecasters issued red rainstorm warning signals for Bobai and Luchuan counties, expecting heavy rain for most of the morning.

From Monday to Wednesday, forecasters predict heavy rain and some strong winds in Guangdong province, the Guangxi region, and Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Henan, and Shandong provinces.

Strong rainfall is expected in North China and Northeast China, and other places through early next week.

Over this past weekend, more than two dozen crew on an engineering vessel with 30 people on board went missing after it snapped in two in waters off Hong Kong as Chaba passed through, authorities said.

In recent weeks, historic rainfall and flooding in southern China have destroyed property, paralyzed traffic and disrupted the daily lives of millions.

Extreme weather including unusually heavy flooding is expected to continue in China through August, forecasters predicted last week. – Rappler.com

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