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More flood to attack China in July: meteorologists

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BEIJING, Jul 4, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- China will suffer from more flood this month, and the regions in the middle reaches of Yellow River and Yangtze River, Liaohe River and Haihe River will be most seriously affected, according to experts with China Meteorological Administration.

The forecast issued by the administration on Monday shows more rainfall will slash areas south to the Yangtze River in July, and areas such as northwestern Hunan and eastern Guizhou will receive rain about 20 to 30 percent more than the average level in the previous years.

More rainfall will slash northeast China, the middle and eastern parts of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the northern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northern Hebei Province and the middle reaches of Yellow River, Haihe River and Liaohe River.

The above-mentioned areas in north China will receive rain about 20 to 30 percent more than the average level in the previous years, according to the forecast.