Rain set to hit parts of China

People converge at a New Year fair in Hong Kong's Victoria park. (AFP)

Heavy rain and snow storms were set to hit parts of China yesterday, threatening travel chaos as millions headed home on the eve of the Lunar New Year.

The Spring Festival, or Lunar New Year, is China's most important holiday, reuniting families around the vast nation of 1.3 billion and triggering an exodus believed to be the world's largest annual human migration.

China's Meteorological Administration said the country's south was set for rain and snow, while temperatures in the north would fall. Heavy snow would also fall over parts of the east.

 

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