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Rain, snow forecast in south China while cold front in central, eastern regions


14:46, January 29, 2012

BEIJING, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's meteorological authority said Sunday that rain and snow will fall in the country's southern regions over the next 24 hours, while a cold front will slash central and east China.

Northwest China and regions south of the Huaihe River will see light rain and snow from Jan. 29 to 30, while sleet or moderate snow will hit the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said.

Central parts of Guizhou Province will experience icy rain, the CMA said in a statement on its website.

A weak cold front will hit the country's central and eastern regions over the next 24 hours, decreasing temperatures by four to six degrees Celsius, the CMA said.

Meanwhile, gales will sweep the East China Sea, the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea, the CMA said.


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