China’s Extreme Weather Events on the Rise: Report


BEIJING – China’s extreme weather events are on the rise and becoming increasingly severe as the climate risk level edges up, China Meteorological Administration said in a report.

The country saw a marked increase of extreme rainfall and a reduction of extreme low-temperature events during the 1961-2018 period, according to the report. The country’s climate risk index has been generally on the rise from 1961 to 2018, and the growth during the 1991-2018 period outpaced that during the 1961-1990 period.

Comprehensive monitoring and key indicators show that the global climate continues to be higher. The temperature picked up faster in north China than in south China during the period. West China posted a faster temperature rise than east China, with the Qinghai-Tibet region recording the quickest temperature growth.