Heavy Rainstorm in Southern China and Hong Kong

Heavy rain would continue in Guangdong, Guangxi and parts of Taiwan until at least Wednesday, China’s National Meterological Centre said on March 31. Hailstorms could still occur in southern and central parts of Guangdong, it added More than 200 inbound and outhound flights were cancelled or diverted at Baiyun International Airport i in the provincial capital of Guangzhou on Sunday due to rainstorms, and almost a hundred were delayed for more than one hour. The disruption was expected to continue on Monday, airport authorities said In the economic powerhouse of Shenzhen, more than 250 flights were cancelled at the brand new Bao’an Terminal of the Shenzhen International Airport. The airport said delays were expected to remain on Monday as it put out a red delay alert.

In Hong Kong, the Amber Rainstorm warning was issued in the morning of March 30, with more than 30 millimetres of rain falling in just an hour, disrupting rush hour and making journeys to work difficult.

~ SCMP, March 31, 2014 ~

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