The Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, the third and sixth longest in the world, respectively, run from the Tibetan Plateau to the densely populated eastern seaboard.
China's coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 14,500 kilometers (9,000 mi) long, and is bounded by the Bohai, Yellow, East China, and South China seas.
As the UK's official weather service the Met Office works closely with the media to ensure that the country is aware of, and can cope during, times of extreme weather.
The Met Office Press Office provides journalists with accurate and reliable weather and climate information and resources for stories on TV and radio, in print, and online.
Welcome to the Press Office, the Met Office's dedicated resource for journalists.
The Press Office works closely with the UK's media to provide journalists with accurate and reliable weather and climate information and resources to support the nations enduring fascination with the weather.
Here on the Press Office web pages you can find our latest news releases, news archive and the official blog of the Met Office press office.
Together they provide journalists and bloggers with the latest weather, climate science and business news and information from the Met Office. In this short video, Dave Britton explains who the Met Office is and what kind of products and services we provide not just to the UK but across the globe.
You'll also find links to top news stories about the Met Office.
We have a section about the Met Office and what we do, including in-depth stories on a range of issues - from the history of the Met Office to how supercomputers make weather and climate forecasting possible, together with links to our social media community, our contact details and useful links to other media organisations.
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