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Source: China Meteorological News Press

Today, after the morning weather consultation, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) conveyed the requirements of Premier Wen Jiabao on the recent disasters in Sichuan, Shaanxi, Henan and Tibet. Deputy Administrator of CMA Jiao Meiyan urged to do a good job of weather forecast, monitor, effect assessment and service for west China autumn rain, southwest China drought, heavy rainfall in Hainan, low temperature damage in northern South of the Yangtze, and Northeast China

In the instruction, Premier Wen urged to strengthen rescue for the flood in Sichuan and Henan and the earth quake in Tibet and do a good job of mitigation work for geological and earth quake disasters

Jiao Meiyan put forward five points:

First, for the flood and disaster triggered by the heavy rain from September 16 to 18 in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Henan, related meteorological departments should strengthen assessment and prediction for the west China rainfall.

Second, the drought-hit areas in southwest China will see rainfall. The local meteorological department should do a good job of short term and qualitative rainfall and drought analyses as well as medium and long term weather outlook to provide decision-making service for the governments.

Third, as the Hainan province is affected by the tropical convective system, there will be a trend of lasting rainfall. The Hanan provincial meteorological bureau should strengthen monitor, and forecast especially the service for possible meteorological disasters.

Fourth, at present, the northern South of the Yangtze River is affected by low temperature in autumn. The meteorological bureaus in the areas should closely pay attention to the effect, and do a good job of effect analyses on the agriculture production.

At last Jiao Meiyan urged the leader in charge of the provincial level meteorological bureaus to strengthen organizing and deployment for a better addressing of all meteorological disasters. (Sep. 21)

Reporter Wang Chen and Xie Zhongjun
Editor Zhang Yong