Tens of thousands evacuated as northern China hit by torrential rain .

Tens of thousands evacuated as northern China hit by torrential rain .

Deadly storm Doksuri has been sweeping northwards over China since Friday when it careened into southern Fujian province after battering the Philippines as a typhoon . Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from highrisk areas of Beijing and another northern city as much of China was lashed by torrential rain on Sunday .

Hundreds of millions of people in northern China including in Beijing remain under a red alert the highest level for heavy rain through at least Monday afternoon . The alert covers Beijings million people and Tianjins million as well as parts of Hebei Shanxi Shandong and Henan provinces .

It is the first time since that such a heavy rainfall warning has been issued according to local media . Chinese authorities have been cautious about heavy downpours since severe flooding in killed more than people in central China mainly in Zhengzhou mainly in the city of Zhengzhou .

In one mountainous village a local river was transformed into a gushing torrent but no casualties were reported as households in the surrounding area were evacuated the previous day . In Beijing residents were urged on Sunday not to go outside unless necessary .

Many popular sites in the capital were temporarily closed including the Forbidden City libraries and museums are temporarily closed . The storm is hitting China after a summer of record temperatures with scientists saying the extreme weather is exacerbated by climate change.

Scientists say the extreme conditions are exacerbated by the extreme temperatures are exacerbated to climate change . Dokuri was initially categorised as a super typhoon. The storm was originally categorised by the typhoon and killed more to be a ‘super typhoon in the Philippines.

It has also killed more people in the region. The typhoon was initially killed by the storm.


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