Last week, Guangdong experienced continuous heavy rainfall as a result of typhoon Ewiniar, the first typhoon to make landfall in the province this year.
After a rather cool weekend with sunny spells, Guangdong is about to enter another period of heavy rain over the next three days brought by a southwesterly monsoon, according to the provincial meteorological observatory .
Historical statistics show that June is usually the period of highest rainfall in southern China. The rainfall in June is dubbed the dragon-boat rain as it’s often particularly heavy around Dragon Boat Festival. This year Dragon Boat Festival will fall on June 17th.
According to meteorologists, this year Guangdong has entered the flood season late, so the rainfall is expected to be stronger and more intense than usual in late June.
The observatory said that there would be a new round of heavy rainfall accompanied by gale force winds and thunderstorms from June 12th to 16th across the Pearl River Delta.
A third spell of rain is expected to arrive June 21 and 22, and a fourth may arrive at the end of June.
Rainfall is precited to occur during rush hour both today and tomorrow in Guangzhou. Authorities and citizens are reminded to take precautions against the impact that rainstorm might have on traffic and public transport.
Authorities are warned to take precautions against landslides, waterlogging or other geological disasters as the soil will have an extremely high water content after long-period of rainfall.