Over 100 flights cancelled, delayed due to rainstorm in Xiamen

Updated 2018-05-08 09:45:04 Xinhua

Rescue workers evacuate flood-affected residents in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 7, 2018. Flash floods broke out here due to heavy rainfall.

More than 100 flights were cancelled or delayed due to rainstorm at the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in the eastern Chinese city of Xiamen on Monday.

As of 2 p.m., about 10 flights had been cancelled, 15 flights diverted to another airport and 118 others delayed at the airport.

Between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., precipitation exceeded 100 millimeters at 19 observation stations in Xiamen, according to the city's meteorological center.

Xiamen issued a red alert for rainstorm at noon. Heavy rain will continue to batter the city on Tuesday.

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