China has issued a travel advisory for southern China, with its main cities including Beijing and Shanghai under severe threat from severe storms.
The country’s Meteorological Administration said on its microblog that severe weather is likely to impact the central provinces of Hubei, Zhejiang and Anhui.
The most severe storm, the Meteorological Office said, is expected to hit Hubeo on Monday, with strong winds and heavy rainfall in parts of the country.
It said the weather will also be more hazardous for those living in the mountainous region.
A number of large areas in the south of the island have already been declared disaster areas, including Shandong, Henan, Hebei and Jiangsu.
There were warnings that the weather would become more violent as the weekend approached, with heavy rain and wind gusts expected.
The Met Office said heavy rains are possible in the north-east, with wind gusting up to 100 kilometres per hour.
There was heavy rain on Sunday in the southern provinces of Hebeii and Hebeising, with the worst affected areas in Hebeijiang and Henan.
China’s National Meteorological Centre (NMC) issued a weather warning for central and south-eastern Jiangsu province, with severe winds and strong rain expected on Monday.
The weather will likely worsen further on Tuesday, with more heavy rain in the areas affected by the heavy rainfall.