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40-hour continuous rain in Beijing, breaks a 140-year-old record

Heavy rains in Beijing over the weekend were the worst recorded since 1891!

40-hour continuous rain in Beijing has broken a 140-year-old record!

Heavy rains in Beijing over the weekend were the worst recorded since 1891.

The city recorded 744.8 millimeters (29.3 inches) of rain between Saturday and Wednesday morning, the Beijing Meteorological Department said Wednesday.

Twenty people have died due to heavy rainfall in Beijing, Chinese state media reported.

Beijing’s Meteorological Department in a statement on Wednesday said that the recent rains caused by the storm have broken the record of 140 years of rain in the Chinese capital.

“The maximum rainfall recorded during this storm was 744.8 mm, which occurred at the Wangjiwan Water Reservoir in Changping”, Beijing’ MET department said.

Service added that the highest volume of rain recorded 140 years ago was 609 millimeters, which is 135.8 mm less than this time.

Storm Doksuri, a former super typhoon, swept northwards over China after hitting the southern Fujian province last week, following its battering of the Philippines.

As reported, the average rainfall for the entire month of July was dumped on Beijing in just 40 hours, with heavy rains pummelling the capital and surrounding areas since Saturday.

China’s capital city sealed off more than 100 mountain roads and evacuated more than 52,000 people from their homes.

Meanwhile, in Hebei province, more than 800,000 people were evacuated and nine people were killed and six are missing, according to local media. 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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