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Cold front to grip north China

(Xinhua)

10:16, March 11, 2012

BEIJING, March 11 (Xinhua) -- A cold front will sweep north China for the coming 24 hours, bringing gusty winds and dragging temperatures down, China's meteorological authority said Sunday.

In a statement posted on its website, the National Meteorological Center said light snow or sleet is expected to hit parts of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region as well as Qinghai, Gansu, Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces over the next 24 hours, dragging temperatures down by four to eight degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, cloudy and rainy weather will persist in the country's southern regions till Tuesday, according to the statement.

Parts of Guizhou, Yunnan and Guangdong provinces as well as Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region will see rain or shower over the next three days with temperatures remaining low.

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