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Latest Drought Monitoring and Prediction in China – July 23, 2007

[Date: 2007-07-23]  [Source: Division of Climate Aplication and Services,NCC]

    

On July 23, the consultation meeting on drought and flood was held by National Climate Center. The current dry/wet conditions and the trend in the coming week were discussed. The recent national drought is summarized as follows.
 
In most Huanghuai Region, northern Jianghuai Region, western Jianghan Region, southern Shannxi, Chongqing, eastern and southern Sichuan, western Hubei, northern Guizhou and most Yunnan, the total precipitation from July 16 to July 22 is from 50mm to 100mm, Of which in eastern Sichuan and western Chongqing the total precipitation is between 100mm and 300mm. In the other regions in China, the precipitation is less than 50mm, of which southern Jiangxi, most Hunan, central and southern Fujian, central and eastern Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, western Tibet, western and southern Xinjiang is less than 50mm. There has rainstorm and associated flood disasters with varying degrees in Huaihe River Basin, Sichuan Basin and Chongqing. The drought in southern Jiangnan, northern South China, Shanxi, northern Shannxi, eastern Inner Mongolia, southwestern Tibet and northern Xinjiang persists or aggravates, and droughty conditions improve or alleviate in Heilongjiang and northeastern Jilin.
 
The Central Meteorological Observatory predicted that the main precipitation will emerge in eastern Northeast China, central and southern North China, Sichuan Basin, Yungui Plateau and southern Tibet, and there will have shower in northern Xinjiang. The flood region from Sichuan Basin to Huaihe River Basin will persists, and the drought will alleviate in Shanxi, Shannxi, southwestern Tibet, northwestern Xinjiang. The persistent hot weather, which shows that the daily highest temperature is more than 35℃, will emerge in most Jiangnan and eastern South China, and where has little precipitation, so the droughty conditions will aggravate.