The Beijing weather authority announced on Wednesday morning that the capital will have strong rainfall which will start at around 2 pm in the afternoon and last till night.
The coming storm has triggered a yellow alert－the third-highest level in the four-tiered warning system－from the municipal meteorological station on Wednesday.
All the sightseeing areas in Beijing's mountain districts have closed to the public on Wednesday. The homestay hotels have suspended receiving guests starting on Wednesday.
Up to 11 major parks in the capital are closed temporarily on Wednesday.
The weather authority has reminded the public to be aware of potential risks and avoid going out if possible.
The authority said it's hard to locate the detailed areas of rainfall at present due to various reasons and that weather prediction has its uncertainties.