Stunning winter scenery appears with N China's first snow

Genhe City in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region was hit by a cold front that brought the first snow of the year, which unfortunately triggered a blackout citywide. According to local weather authorities, the cold wave thickened the accumulated snow to some 16cm deep in only a few hours, quickly dropping temperatures by six degrees Celsius.

On the same day, "the coldest town in China", Huzhong District in northeast China's Daxing'anling (Greater Hinggan Mountains) Prefecture, reported a temperature of minus 10 degrees Celsius due to the arrival of the first snowfall. The town has a mean annual temperature (MAT) of minus 4.3 degrees Celsius, and a recorded lowest temperature in history of minus 53 degrees Celsius.

(Cover image via VCG)

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