Severe weather in China brings both rains and drought

World Today

China is being hit by some unusual weather, such as some regions experiencing heavy flooding and drought at the same time. Scientists say it heralds the return of the global weather event El Nino.

CCTV’s Wang Tongxuan looks at its impact.


  • Over 22 million people have been hit by flooding in southern areas. Economic losses are estimated at 24 billion yuan ($3.8 billion) and counting.
  • Experts said the unusual and varied weather patterns are being caused by the El Nino phenomenon.