North China to see temperature drop, continuing sandy weather

13:00, April 26, 2010      

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Strong winds and chilly temperatures will hit north China as a cold front sweeps the region over the next two days, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said Monday.

Winds at speeds of 19.8 to 49.68 km per hour would blow over central and east Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, northeast and north China, said the CMA in a forecast on its website.

Temperatures would drop by 4 to 8 degrees Celsius in most parts of those regions, and plummet by more than 10 degrees Celsius in some areas, it said.

The southern basin of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, southeast Inner Mongolia and west Jilin Province would see floating dust after a severe sandstorm swept across northwest China Sunday, according to the forecast.

The CMA urged local authorities to take measures to minimize possible damage caused by the sandy weather.

Source: Xinhua


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