Rain expected in quake zone

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Light to moderate rain will sweep the country's quake-hit regions from Monday to Wednesday, China's meteorological authority forecast on Sunday.

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) said in a statement that rain will cause difficulties for those carrying out relief work, and may also bring about secondary disasters including flooding, landslides or mudslides.

The NMC warned local residents to prepare for the rain and take precautions against possible disasters that could happen.

Temperatures in the quake zone will see small fluctuations in the next few days to stay between 14 and 24 degrees Celsius, the NMC forecast.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Lushan County of Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan Province, at 8:02 a.m. Saturday. The death toll has so far climbed to 181.

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