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Rain, snow to hit south China over next 3 days

(Xinhua)

16:14, January 30, 2012

BEIJING, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- China's southern regions should be braced for rain and snow over the next three days, the country's meteorological authority said Monday.

Light rain and snow will fall in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, regions along the Yangtze and Han rivers, regions south of the Yangtze River, eastern parts of southwest China and western parts of south China from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, said the China Meteorological Administration (CMA).

Central and western parts of Guizhou province will experience icy rain during the period, the CMA said in a statement on its website.

On Feb. 1, eastern parts of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and southeast parts of northwest China will see light snow, the CMA said.

Meanwhile, a moderate cold front will sweep the country's central and eastern regions from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, decreasing temperatures by up to 10 degrees Celsius, the CMA said.

The cold front will also bring strong winds to Inner Mongolia as well as the country's northeastern and northern regions, the organization added.

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