North China braces for record low temperatures
Published: Jan 04, 2021 05:52 PM

Pedestrians in thick clothes walk on a street at Chaoyang District of Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 29, 2020. China's meteorological authority on Tuesday renewed an orange alert, the second highest in a four-tier warning system, for a cold wave as a strong cold front has been sweeping across most parts of central and east China from Monday. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

Two cold fronts are forecast to sweep across northern and eastern parts of China this week, bringing gales and low temperatures, the country's meteorological authority said on Monday.

Tuesday will mark the Slight Cold, the 23rd solar term according to the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, ushering in the coldest period of the year in China.

Temperatures in parts of northern China are likely to reach record lows over the next few days, according to the National Meteorological Center.

Gales are expected in northern and eastern China, the center said, advising residents to keep warm.

Parts of Xinjiang, Tibet and Qinghai will see light snow over the next few days, with some areas bracing for blizzards, the center said.