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Winter is here, early snowstorm blankets China’s capital

While hundreds of thousands of people enjoyed the snow at tourist spots, nationwide cold wave alarms have fuelled concerns about COVID-19 as cases continue to rise

November 09, 2021 / 05:42 PM IST
Beijing and much of northern China, welcomed its first snowfall of this winter season during the weekend. China's weather agency issued the winter's first snowstorm orange alert, the second-highest level, on November 7 while nationwide cold wave alarms fuelled concerns over traffic disruptions and flu outbreaks amid rising COVID-19 cases. (Image: Reuters)
Beijing and much of northern China welcomed their first snowfall of this winter season over the weekend. China's weather agency issued the winter's first snowstorm orange alert, the second-highest level, on November 7, while nationwide cold wave alarms fuelled concerns over traffic disruptions and flu outbreaks amid rising COVID-19 cases. (Image: Reuters)
The capital Beijing welcomed its first snow of the season 23 days earlier than normal years, while temperatures on the night of November 7 expected to fall to their lowest for the period in the past decade. (Image: Reuters)
The capital Beijing welcomed its first snow of the season 23 days earlier than normal, while night temperatures were expected to fall to their lowest for the period in the past decade. (Image: Reuters)
A cold snap is also sweeping from Beijing to Shanghai to Guangzhou, pushing down temperatures by as much as 14 degrees (25 degrees Fahrenheit) Celsius on November 7, the weather agency said. (Image: Reuters)
A cold snap is also sweeping from Beijing to Shanghai to Guangzhou, pushing down temperatures by as much as 14 degrees Celsius on November 7, the weather agency said. (Image: Reuters)
The cold wave, which could increase the risk of flu, comes just as more than 20 cities in northern China reported COVID-19 cases and sporadic outbreaks in the southwestern - in Chongqing and the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan, since mid-October. (Image: AFP)
The cold wave, which could increase the risk of flu, comes just as more than 20 cities in northern China reported COVID-19 cases and sporadic outbreaks in the southwest—in Chongqing and the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan, since mid-October. (Image: AFP)
Hundreds of thousands of people came outdoors in Beijing to enjoy snowy tourist spots, such as the Forbidden City and Universal Studios Resort, despite COVID-19 restrictions as the 300-plus members of the Communist Party's Central Committee prepare to gather from Monday to Thursday. (Image: AFP)
Hundreds of thousands of people came outdoors in Beijing to enjoy snowy tourist spots such as the Forbidden City and Universal Studios Resort, despite COVID-19 restrictions as the 300-plus members of the Communist Party's Central Committee prepared to gather from November 8 to November 11. (Image: AFP)
Two pandas playing in their enclosure after snowfall in Xian in China's northern Shaanxi province, November 7. (Image: AFP)
Two pandas playing in their enclosure after a snowfall in Xian in China's northern Shaanxi province, November 7. (Image: AFP)
Terraced fields after a snowfall in Handan in China's northern Hebei province, November 7. (Image: AFP)
Terraced fields after a snowfall in Handan in China's northern Hebei province, November 7. (Image: AFP)
Farmers covering vegetable crops with plastic film during a snowfall in Binzhou in China's eastern Shandong province, November 7. (Image: AFP)
Farmers covering vegetable crops with plastic film during a snowfall in Binzhou in China's eastern Shandong province, November 7. (Image: AFP)
The Harbin railway station during snowfall in Harbin in China's northwestern Heilongjiang province, November 7. (Image: AFP)
The Harbin railway station during snowfall in Harbin in China's northwestern Heilongjiang province, November 7. (Image: AFP)
A woman dressed up in a costume poses for pictures amid snowfall at Jingshan Park, in Beijing, China November 7. (Image: Reuters)
A woman dressed up in a costume poses for pictures amid snowfall at Jingshan Park, in Beijing, China November 7. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Nov 9, 2021 05:42 pm

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