China’s Shenzhen hit by heaviest rain since records began In 1952

City reported extremely “heavy rainstorm,” say local media

RH Desk
September 8

China’s southern city of Shenzhen has witnessed extremely heavy rains since data collection began in 1952, the state media reported on Friday.

Chinese news agency Xinhua quoting the weather department reported extremely “heavy rainstorm” has lashed Shenzhen City in south China’s Guangdong Province since Thursday night.

“From 5 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, the average rainfall in Shenzhen was 202.8 mm, and the maximum cumulative rainfall reached 469 mm,” the report said.

It said the rainfall featured super strong intensity, long duration and wide range of torrential rain, with four rainfall records, namely two-hour, three-hour, six-hour and 12-hour maximum rainfall, broken since Shenzhen started keeping meteorological records in 1952.

The authorities alerted people to stay away from dangerous areas such as mountains, rivers, slopes, and retaining walls, according to the report.

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