PolyU study finds south China has become more vulnerable to flash droughts that develop in a shorter time amid climate change

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 20 April 2022 – Hong Kong and other southern parts of China are known to be vulnerable to typhoons, rainstorms and floods. But a new study by researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has shown a growing risk of flash droughts that has been overlooked; these droughts are also developing at a faster rate in the region and the rest of the world amid climate change.