China Meteorology Administration (CMA) announced on Thursday that a cold front will put parts of North and Northeast China into a deep freeze over the weekend, with temperatures plummeting to close to minus 30 C in some areas on Sunday.
Local temperatures in areas like Northeast China's Liaoning Province will see temperatures drop by as much as 10 C over the next few days.
Tieling in northeastern Liaoning was forecast to be minus 18 C on Wednesday with temperatures sliding to minus 27 C on Saturday, according to weather.com.cn, a website administrated by the CMA.
The CMA reported on its official Sina Weibo account on Thursday that the cold front will cause temperatures to decline by 6 to 8 C on average in regions including the North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Northwest China's Shaanxi and Northeast China's Liaoning Provinces. The CMA also issued a strong wind alert for these areas Thursday morning.
Daily lows in Central China's Hunan and East China's Jiangxi and Fujian Provinces will reach 0 C early Monday morning, read the post.
The website weather.com.cn reported that since the end of November, the northeastern and northern China regions have been colder this year than in recent past years.
The northeastern part of Inner Mongolia and northern part of Northeastern China are the most affected area, as local temperatures have been 3 to 5C below normal years
On Wednesday, CMA weather stations all reported record low temperatures in the eastern part of Inner Mongolia and western Northeast China's Jilin Province.
Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued a notice calling on residents who live in the areas where gas-powered heating is not available to burn coal for heating purposes.