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Blue Alert Issued For Snow Over Weekend As Temperature Drops in Beijing

2016-11-20 14:33:43Share:

  Some parts of Inner Mongolia, Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei are forecast to embrace heavy snow between 8:00 a.m. Sunday and 8:00 a.m. Monday, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).


  Some parts of Beijing and Hebei are predicted to see a blizzard during the period, said the NMC.


  The public in these regions have been advised to stay indoors, and warned to take protective and emergency measures against snow and frost.


  China has a four-tier color-coded system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.


  From Sunday to Thursday, temperatures in most parts of central and eastern China are forecast to decline by 6 to 10 degrees Celsius, the NMC said Saturday.


  A weak cold front on Saturday will help disperse smog that has lingered in Beijing since Thursday, according to the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau.


  Following the cold front, Saturday night could first see rain, followed by a transition period of mixed precipitation before full-on snow over the weekend. A blizzard is also possible for western and northern areas of the city.


  The snowfall, to end late Monday night, will be followed by strong wind and a significant temperature decline of 8 to 10 degrees Celsius next week.


  From Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, the highest temperature during the day in Beijing will be minus 3 to minus 1 degrees Celsius, while night temperatures may drop to minus 10 degrees Celsius. Temperatures will gradually increase after Nov. 24.


  The public is advised to stay warm when going outdoors and be aware of icy roads.


  Source: xinhuanet


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