More smog, rain in China

Beijing, Nov 13 (IANS) Smog will continue to shroud northern China, while rainstorms are expected to hit the country over the next three days, the National Meteorological Centre (NMC) said on Friday.

According to NMC, the smog will affect parts of Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Liaoning and Heilongjiang provinces, as well as Beijing and Tianjin municipalities from Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon, Xinhua news agency reported.

The NMC added that heavy fog will linger in parts of north and northeast China, areas along the Yellow and Huaihe rivers, as well as areas of Inner Mongolia region, with visibility of less than 200 metres from Friday night to Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, heavy rain will sweep parts of Guangdong, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces, as well as Guangxi Zhuang region over the next 24 hours.

Some areas will experience precipitation of 80 mm, the centre added.

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