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China issues alerts for blizzards, cold wave

China issues alerts for blizzards, cold wave

A man walks in the snowfall in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu province, on Dec 30, 2018. [Photo/IC]

BEIJING — China’s national observatory Sunday issued alerts for blizzards and a cold wave that will affect many parts of the country Sunday and Monday.

Heavy snow in southern China has delayed some trains running on the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway line on Sunday.


The National Meteorological Center issued a code blue blizzard alert, the least serious in the country’s four-tier color-coded weather warning system, as a heavy snowstorm is expected to hit regions in Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Anhui and Hunan provinces.

Parts of Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangdong provinces as well as Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region can expect to see freezing rain during the period.


The observatory also issued a code yellow alert for the cold wave that will affect most parts of the country.

China issues alerts for blizzards, cold wave

Slippery conditions and snow led to an accident that flipped this car over and off the road in Shucheng county, East China’s Anhui province, on Dec 30, 2018. [Photo/IC]

It said temperatures in southern provinces could be up to 7 C lower than the average normal levels, with those in Guizhou and Hunan provinces seeing up to 10 degrees Celsius below the average normal levels.

Temperatures will begin to climb gradually from Jan 1 in most southern regions and reach normal levels on Jan 4, the observatory forecast.

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