Chart of the Day: Critical period of flood control in China
Updated 15:32, 08-Aug-2023

Late July to early August is the critical period of flood control for China, when north and northeast China will suffer the most concentrated precipitation with a third of annual rainfall, and typhoon activities in the South China Sea and the Western Pacific will become active.

Chart of the Day: Critical period of flood control in China

The main flood season affects regions such as Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province in north China, Shandong Province and Henan Province in Huanghuai Region, Liaoning Province, Jilin Province and Heilongjiang Province in northeast China, as well as Shaanxi Province and Gansu Province in Losses Plateau.

People in inland areas should pay attention to urban waterlogging, mountain torrents, landslides and mudslides, while people in coastal areas should be alert to typhoon precipitation, storm surges and strong winds.

The period between late July to early August is also the peak of tourist season in China. When traveling, people should watch out for road water, lightning, mountain torrents and geological disasters.

Chart of the Day: Critical period of flood control in China

To address the challenges in the affected regions, measures such as forecasting, early warning systems, project scheduling, and emergency rescue operations should be put in place. Precise policies and the use of water conservancy projects are also crucial in blocking floods.

In order to improve flood forecasting, authorities have increased the use of technology and citizen engagement. Accurate rain forecasts and timely early warnings are crucial in winning the initiative in flood control.

China's rainy season is divided into different periods in different regions. For example, the rainy season runs from April to May in south China and Nanling Mountains, while it runs from May to June in the south of the Yangtze River Region.

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