BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) -- China's meteorological authorities on Sunday warned of possible geological disasters in the south and southwest as heavy rain in the region showed few signs of weakening.
The National Meteorological Center (NMC) and the Ministry of Water Resources together warned of high risks of mountain torrents in parts of Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Chongqing, Hunan, Guizhou, Hubei and Anhui from Sunday evening to Monday evening, suggesting people in the areas take precautions.
The NMC renewed a blue alert for a rainstorm on Sunday afternoon, forecasting that torrential rain will hit areas of Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang on Sunday and Monday, with precipitation expected to reach up to 130 millimeters in some places.
China has a four-tier color-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.
Heavy rains in the south last weekend left dozens of people dead, while a powerful tornado and hailstorm that hit Yancheng City in China's Jiangsu Province on Thursday killed about 100.