Cold front to affect western, central China

10:48, January 02, 2011      

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A cold front will hit northwestern China on Sunday and Monday, bringing temperature drops and strong winds, China's meteorological authority said Sunday.

Temperatures will fall 6 to 8 degrees Celsius in northwestern China and eastern part of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, with some parts seeing a drop of over 10 degrees Celsius, the China Meteorological Administration forecast in a statement on its website.

The cold front will move eastward and affect most part of the central and eastern parts of the country on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, according to the statement. North China regions expect to see temperature drops of 4 to 8 degrees Celsius, even 10 degrees Celsius in some areas, the statement said.

The authority also forecast light to moderate snow or sleet in the eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, northwestern China, and regions along the Yellow and Huaihe rivers as well as the Yangtze River in the coming three days,.

Northeastern Guizhou and central Hunan will see heavy snow and some parts of the two provinces will brace for freezing rain, according to the statement.

Source: Xinhua
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