China’s deadly weather from heat to hailstorms take its toll

China’s deadly weather from heat to hailstorms take its toll

Flash floods caused by torrential rain in northern China have resulted in the death of one person and the disappearance of two others, according to state media reports on Monday. This incident adds to the growing number of casualties and widespread devastation caused by weeks of extreme weather in the country. The heavy rain, heatwaves, and recent hailstorms have not only damaged infrastructure, crops, and livestock but have also tested the patience of China’s 1.4 billion population and raised concerns about climate change.

On Sunday, flash floods caused by rain in the Inner Mongolia region claimed one life and left two people missing, as reported by state broadcaster CCTV. Meanwhile, rescue workers have been evacuating people and livestock from floods and landslides in various parts of southern China, including Guizhou province, since Friday, according to CGTN state media outlet. Yunnan province experienced intense rain over the weekend, resulting in cars being swept away on streets that resembled rivers, as reported by the media. Additionally, mudslides in Sichuan province last week caused several fatalities.

According to the National Climate Center, northern China is currently experiencing unusually hot weather that arrived earlier than usual and covers larger areas. This scorching heat is expected to persist for another 10 days, leading to frustration among the population, as expressed on social media. People are tired of hearing about the hot temperature, with one person stating, “I’m sick of seeing the term hot temperature,” while another person lamented, “I can’t even cry as my tears evaporate.”

Weather forecasters have been warning about strong convective weather, often accompanied by thunderstorms, for weeks. Videos posted on social media showed hailstorms in Heilongjiang province on Saturday, causing windows to shatter. These extreme weather events coincide with the upcoming visit of John Kerry, the U.S. climate envoy, to China for talks.

In conclusion, the torrential rain, flash floods, heatwaves, and hailstorms in China have resulted in casualties, destruction of infrastructure and crops, and the displacement of people and livestock. The persistence of extreme weather conditions has raised concerns about climate change and coincides with the visit of the U.S. climate envoy to China.

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