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Li, Z., Y. Luo, Y. Du, and J. C. L. Chan, 2020: Statistical characteristics of pre-summer rainfall over South China and associated synoptic conditions. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, 213-233. Abstract with highlights

Plain Language Summary: After the South China Sea (SCS) monsoon onset, an increase in domain-averaged rainfall accumulation and a generally enhanced convective intensity over South China (SC) during Apr-Jun were previously noticed. This study comparatively examines the characteristics of rainfall over the west-inland, east-inland, and coastal regions of SC during pre- and post-monsoon onset periods, and discuss the associated synoptic conditions and physical mechanisms.