Brrr! China’s coldest winter in decades at new low

Brrr! China’s coldest winter in decades at new low
January 5, 2013

BEIJING — China is experiencing unusual chills this winter with its national average temperature hitting the lowest in 28 years, and snow and ice have closed highways, canceled flights, stranded tourists and knocked out power in several provinces.

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Blizzards, freezing rain hit north China

Blizzards, freezing rain hit north China

BEIJING, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) — Beijing authorities released a citywide orange alert and regional red alert concerning blizzards early on Sunday morning as a cold spell swept across northern China.

China has a four-tier color-coded snow warning system: red, orange, yellow and blue, red being the most serious.

By 10 a.m. on Sunday, the capital had received an average daily precipitation of over 58 mm, a post-1951 record for the city during China’s Nov.-March winter period, according to the Beijing Meteorological Center.

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China: Record cold this winter

Record cold this winter: CMA
March 13, 2012

BEIJING – China’s coldest winter since 1986 is expected to end by mid-March, with temperatures increasing gradually in most parts of the country, according to the China Meteorological Administration.

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China: Cold weather pushes up vegetable prices

Cold weather pushes up vegetable prices: ministry
March 13, 2012

BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) — Cold weather drove vegetable prices higher for the week that ended on March 11, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Tuesday.

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Record Low Temperatures in North China

Record Low Temperatures in North China
February 6, 2012

Over the weekend, the lowest temperatures in decades have hit areas of northern China, as the cold wave continues. Some places were as cold as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Cold snap drops Beijing’s temperature to 10-year low

Cold snap drops Beijing’s temperature to 10-year low
December 16, 2010

Beijing’s temperature slumped to below minus 10 degrees Celsius Wednesday morning, the lowest in a decade reported at the same period of the year, amid a cold snap hitting half of China.

An observatory in the southern suburbs of Beijing indicated the temperature was minus 10.9 degrees Celsius at 5 a.m., a record low in 10 years, the city’s weather bureau said in a press release.

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China: Early snowfalls arrive in Xinjiang

Early snowfalls arrive in Xinjiang

BEIJING, Sep. 6 (Xinhuanet) — The start of winter might be several months away, but northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has already experienced its first early snowfall of the year, with up to 10 centimeters falling across the region.

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Arctic freeze and snow wreak havoc across the planet

Arctic freeze and snow wreak havoc across the planet
January 5, 2010

Arctic air and record snow falls gripped the northern hemisphere yesterday, inflicting hardship and havoc from China, across Russia to Western Europe and over the US plains.

There were few precedents for the global sweep of extreme cold and ice that killed dozens in India, paralysed life in Beijing and threatened the Florida orange crop. Chicagoans sheltered from a potentially killer freeze, Paris endured sunny Siberian cold, Italy dug itself out of snowdrifts and Poland counted at least 13 deaths in record low temperatures of about minus 25C (-13F).


Siberian winds usher in record lows in Beijing

Siberian winds usher in record lows in Beijing
The Age, January 4, 2010

A FREEZING cold front swept over much of northern China on Sunday with snowstorms snarling traffic and air travel, while some of the coldest temperatures in decades were forecast for coming days.

Gale-force winds sweeping down from Siberia could result in temperatures as low as minus 16 degrees in the capital today, the Beijing meteorological station said.

Such temperatures are believed to be the coldest in the capital in 40 years.

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Hong Kong shivers in coldest November in over 120 years

Hong Kong shivers in coldest November in over 120 years
Thursday 19th November, 2009

Hong Kong recorded its coldest Nov 18 in 120 years as a winter monsoon continued to send temperatures falling, authorities said Thursday.

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