søndag 7. november 2021

First winter snow in northern China threatens to deepen energy crisis

The climate phenomenon known as La Niña has brought early snow amid plunging temperatures across northern China this weekend at a time when the country is struggling with the worst energy crisis in a decade. Large parts of the country, including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, and Inner Mongolia, experienced this winter’s first significant snowfall and rain on Saturday, the China Meteorological Administration said in a notice on Sunday. The national weather service said northeastern provinces are likely to experience major snowfalls in the coming days, and the cold waves will continue to move southwards and hit most of China.