Cold wave to hit ChinaFebruary 5th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) A cold wave will sweep China nationwide from Sunday evening to Tuesday, bringing gale winds and plunging temperatures in most parts of the country, the meteorological authorities warned Sunday.
The National Meteorological Centre (NMC) Sunday morning issued a blue alert for the cold spell, the lowest level in the country’s four-scale alert system, Xinhua reported citing an NMC statement.
From Sunday evening to Tuesday morning, temperatures will drop by six to eight degrees Celsius in central and eastern China, together with strong northerly winds, the NMC said.
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