Beijing Faces Historic Flooding as China Witnesses Highest Rainfall in 140 Years

Beijing, the capital of China, has been gravely affected by the heaviest rainfalls it has seen in over 140 years, brought about by Typhoon Doksuri. In just five days, the city received a whopping 744.8 millimetres of rain, resulting in severe flooding that led to significant loss of life and damage to infrastructure. In total, the disaster claimed the lives of at least 21 people and left 26 missing. The neighboring province of Hebei also faced severe flooding, necessitating the relocation of nearly 850,000 people. The unusual weather event is regarded as part of the increased severity of climate events noticed recently.


  1. Beijing experienced Historic flooding due to the highest rainfall in 140 years.
  2. The rain was a result of the remnants of Typhoon Doksuri.
  3. The rainfall measures were at a record-breaking 744.8 millimeters in just five days.
  4. Fatalities included 21 people with at least 26 more reported missing.
  5. Infrastructure in Beijing and Hebei province was severely damaged.
  6. This unprecedented weather phenomenon is part of a broader trend of increased severity in climate events.
  7. In anticipation of Typhoon Khanun, further preparedness and evacuation measures may be needed.