FACTBOX-China winter weather latest developments

Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:07am GMT
 

BEIJING Dec 21 (Reuters) - Harsh winter weather across parts of China could disrupt transport and strain energy supplies. Here is a summary of major weather developments and their impact.

This factbox will be updated frequently throughout winter.

TUESDAY, DEC 21

Northern China will suffer colder temperatures and strong wind in the next few days.

In the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, the temperature will dive nearly 10 degrees Celsius to minus 27 degrees Celsius with heavy snow also expected.

In Huizhou in the far southern province of Guangdong, agricultural products worth 220 million yuan ($33 million) have been damaged by the cold weather, posing a threat to the task of stabilising vegetables prices, the China News Service reported. The temperature in the region fell to 2.3 degrees Celsius, the lowest in 35 years, the report said.

MONDAY, DEC 20

Most parts of China should have good weather in the next three days with little rain, while parts of northwestern and northeastern provinces will see snow, including a blizzard in northwest Xinjiang.

A cold front with rain, snow, wind and low temperatures will affect most parts of central and eastern China from Dec. 22.   Continued...

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