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Mar 27, 2015

14:31:07 GMT--Extreme Weather - Asia - China

EDIS Number: ST-20150327-47515-CHN

Date / time: 27/03/2015 14:27:28 [UTC]

Event: Extreme Weather

Area: Asia

Country: China

State/County: MultiProvinces

Location: [Provinces of Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Ningxia and Shaanxi]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


The National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Friday issued a blue alert for sandstorms that will choke north China in the coming days. The NMC forecast that dusty weather will sweep north China from Friday to Saturday, bringing strong winds and floating dust to Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Ningxia and Shaanxi. Some regions will even see sandstorms. It is the fourth time this year for sandstorms to hit the country's northern regions, double the number seen during the same period last year, the NMC added. The weather observatory advised residents to stay indoors and asked local authorities to brace for the weather. China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe weather, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

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