China issues highest weather alert as temperatures plunge

China issues highest weather alert as temperatures plunge
China issues highest weather alert as temperatures plunge

 

Severe weather warnings were in place across swathes of China today as temperatures plummeted across the south and Beijing shivered in snowy conditions.

Authorities renewed an orange alert, the highest in the country’s three-tier system, warning that average temperatures in the south could fall by six to 12 degrees Celsius by Friday.

The National Meteorological Centre -NMC said on social media that in some areas, the mercury could plunge by over 20C.

Reports say that NMC had called on local governments to take precautions against the cold weather, advising the public to keep warm, and called for necessary measures to protect crops and aquatic products.

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