Thick fog is predicted to hit China from Monday to Tuesday amid the travel rush as the National Day holiday draws to a close, China's meteorological authority said.
Dense fog engulfed northern and western provinces of Hebei, Shanxi and Shaanxi Monday morning, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).
From Monday night to Tuesday morning, thick fog will shroud central provinces of Henan and Anhui. The visibility in parts of the regions will be reduced to less than 200 meters.
The NMC suggested drivers in affected areas use precaution and slow down while driving amid the peak traffic flow on the last day of the weeklong holiday that began on Oct. 1.
Also, parts of southern and western China will be swept by heavy rains, according to the NMC.
Southern part of of south China will experience heavy rains or rainstorms Monday, with heavy downpours in some areas, said the NMC.
Parts of Chongqing Municipality and Sichuan Basin, as well as southern Shaanxi province will have heavy rains or rainstorms from Monday to Tuesday.
China's western areas will be gripped by continuous rainfalls until Saturday, with the cumulative precipitation in parts of Shaanxi, Sichuan, Hubei provinces and Chongqing Municipality topping 180 mm.
Source: XinhuaEditor: Crystal Huang