On Monday, China’s meteorological authority issued a blue alert for a cold wave, forecasting significant temperature drops and gales across much of the country’s central and eastern regions.
Temperatures are expected to drop by 12 to 14 degrees Celsius in some parts of northeast China, south of the Yangtze River, and south China from Monday morning to Wednesday morning, according to the National Meteorological Centre on Monday.
Some parts of Jilin would see temperatures slashed by over 16 degrees Celsius.
Gales are expected to hit the aforementioned areas, said the centre.
The centre warned against the cold wave’s impact on agriculture and advised the public to take precautions against both the temperature change and the wind.
China has a four-tier, colour-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe weather, followed by orange, yellow, and blue. (Xinhua/NAN)