China: More Bad Weather Next Year
Qin Dahe, director of the Climate Meteorological Administration (CMA), said that next year the likelihood of drought in north
He urged all levels of government to strengthen the monitoring of rainstorms, droughts, typhoons, gales, hailstorms, temperature variations and acid rain.
"Based on our observations of the global systems on air, oceans, glaciers and vegetation we drew our conclusions," said Dong Wenjie, director of the National Climate Centre with the CMA.
This year was the warmest in
The CMA statistics show that during the year disasters caused by bad weather led to over 2,700 deaths and economic losses of 212 billion yuan (US$26.5 billion).
A total of seven typhoons and severe tropical storms hit the country this year resulting in over 1,200 deaths, 300 missing and direct economic losses of about 70 billion yuan (US$8.8 billion).
In spring north
Dong said acid rain in north
"Before, the country's acid rain was concentrated in southwest