Recently, Henan has continuously suffered from extreme weather. The Henan Meteorological Station predicts that from July 25 to 28, most provinces will have short-term showers and thunderstorms, and some counties and cities in the northwest and central and eastern regions will have heavy rain.

A video compilation on July 25 showed terrifying scenes. Among them is some footage from heavy rains and tornadoes in Suiyang District, Shangqiu, Henan, on July 22. The strong wind blew down many trees, the roof was overturned, and many vehicles were blown away by the strong wind. There was also low-altitude thunder and lightning hitting the ground, and the fire was shining everywhere. The violent wind also attacked a part of power equipment, causing a series of huge sparks. 

Other videos and photos posted on the internet showed black clouds rolling over before the heavy rainstorm in Henan on July 25. Day instantly turned into night. In the beginning, the cloud was black, and then it showed terrifying blue-green, blue-purple, and yellow. Henan suffered a sudden rainstorm and strong convective weather. According to NetEase, the maximum precipitation was 109.0 mm (4.29 inches), and the maximum rain intensity was 105.6 mm(4.16 inches) per hour.

Netizens have also left many comments about the extreme weather phenomena in Henan. A user asked, “Why is it always Henan?”; user @Samuelc said, “Failure to cultivate virtue and government brings calamity from heaven”; [email protected] said, “These phenomena are only just beginning.”

Heavy rain hits Hangzhou, Zhejiang

Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, was hit by a sudden rainstorm on July 24 at about 2:30 pm. After that, the Meteorological Station of Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, issued a yellow alert for heavy rain.

Affected by strong convective clouds, Evolution Town has seen more than 30 mm (1.18 inches) heavy precipitation in one hour.

Affected by strong convective weather, it is expected that there will still be thunderstorms in Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Quzhou, and other places in Zhejiang Province in the next few days. 

Videos and pictures show strong winds and heavy rain, like a typhoon swept across. The strong wind knocked the tree, fell, and hit the car.

Heavy rain has obstructed visibility, making it difficult for vehicles to move, but it has also brought down the temperature in the sweltering summer.

Hail almost the size of chicken eggs 

Many places in China were affected by hot weather this summer, and at the same time, hailstorms hit Beijing and Gansu on July 24.

The Beijing Meteorological Observatory issued a yellow warning for hail in Yanqing, Huairou, Miyun, and Pinggu on the same day.

Besides, Diebu County Meteorological Observatory in Gansu continued to issue orange hail warning signals at 18:49 on July 24 for disasters in some local areas such as Yiwa Town, Dianga Town, Kaba Township, Niao Township, and so on.

Videos shared online show hailstones in Beijing as small and round as marbles. Hail at Gansu is larger, almost the size of a chicken egg. [video 0-0:43]

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