Beijing Records its Longest Cold Wave Since 1951

Beijing is facing the longest cold wave since records began in 1951. The city, along with other regions in northern and central China, has been struggling with temperatures and heavy snowfall, creating challenges across various sectors.

Beijing Records its Longest Cold Wave Since 1951

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The Nanjiao weather station in Beijing reported a milestone as temperatures rose above zero degrees Celsius on Sunday afternoon after days of sub-zero conditions.

According to the Beijing Daily, since December 11, the city has endured more than 300 hours of below-freezing temperatures, marking the longest cold wave in 72 years.

The cold wave, over nine consecutive days, brought temperatures in Beijing to levels below -10 degrees Celsius, creating an environment for residents and authorities alike. Such severe cold conditions have not been witnessed in the city for over seven decades.

The effects on daily life, transportation, and the metro system discusses the challenges faced by the city’s residents, such as the collision of two metro trains during snowy conditions, leading to injuries and hospitalizations.

Beyond Beijing, the cold wave has swept through central China, particularly in the province of Henan. The report details how multiple system failures in Henan, attributed to the extreme cold, have affected heating capacity.

In cities like Jiaozuo, heating was temporarily halted due to a malfunction at the Wanfang power plant. Some cities in Henan, like Puyang and Pingdingshan, to prioritize heating resources for critical institutions, such as hospitals and schools.

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The cold wave has impacted daily life but has also challenges to infrastructure. The strain on the heating supply system, particularly in Jiaozuo, where heating boilers at a major supplier, JiaoZuo WanFang Aluminum Manufacturing, experienced breakdowns. The shortage of heat supply left certain areas in need of warmth.

The extreme weather conditions have disrupted normal operations, leading to closures of schools, highways, and businesses. The city’s transportation authority reports on the impact of the cold on the metro system.

The influence of a strong cold wave originating from the Arctic and its effects on temperatures in northern and northeastern China.

The China Meteorological Administration’s insights into future temperature fluctuations and forecasts for central and eastern China are discussed. The expected rise in temperatures and the movement of warm air from north to south are explored.

The temperatures have also rescue efforts in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake in northwest Gansu province.

The difficulties in navigating through icy and snow-covered terrains have additional challenges to the already complex task of responding to natural disasters in the region.

The China Meteorological Administration predicts fluctuations in temperatures over the next ten days in central and eastern China.

Some regions may experience increases of over 6 degrees Celsius as warm air moves from the north to the south.

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