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Extreme cold grips Asia, Beijing experiences one of the coldest December days on record


Cold Arctic air continues affecting parts of eastern Asia since Monday, December 3, 2018. While Beijing experienced one of the coldest December days on record, residents of the city of Mohe lived through the city's first-ever Red warning for cold weather.

High temperatures in China's capital Beijing were held close to -6 °C (21 °F) on December 7, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski. However, wind chill made it feel much colder, close to -18 °C (-0.4 °F).

The city's average high temperature in December is 4 °C (39.2 °F) while the average low temperature is close to -6 °C (21.2 °F).

Pydynowski said temperatures have been held under -4 °C (25 °F) on only 7 days since 2000. "Out of those days, only two had high temperatures near -6 °C (21 °F)," she said.

Similar weather gripped Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. The last time both cities failed to have a high temperature above freezing was February 11 and 12.

Temperatures will remain well below normal this weekend with areas from Beijing to Seoul again failing to reach 0 °C (32 °F) for a high temperature.

The city of Mohe, located in China's northernmost province – Heilongjiang, dropped to -43.5 °C (-46.3 °F) on December 6. City authorities said Mohe registered -41.1 °C (41.9 °F) on December 3, -42.1 °C (-43.7 °F) on December 4 and -43.5 °C (-46.3 °F) on December 5.

The provincial meteorological office issued city's first-ever Red warning for cold weather and Orange warning for cold weather for the entire province.

Mohe is one of the few locations in China with subarctic climate. Winter there starts in early October and lasts until late April. Its average temperatures remain below freezing for roughly 7 months of the year.

Chinese authorities said extremely cold temperatures may have a negative impact on local agriculture, transportation and logistics sectors.

Featured image: Mpemba effect – Heilongjiang, China. Credit: CCTV


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  1. Bonsoir; Notre planète est en cours d’être affecté de plus en plus par les noyaux stellaires du système planète x qui ont envahis notre système solaire depuis des milliers d’années, ces objets ont d’énormes nuages de débris autour d’eux. Et ces débris pénètre dans l’atmosphère et crée des nuages luminescents et absorbe l’énergie de la terre puisant de la chaleur du noyau de la terre.Ces objets qui ont envahi le soleil sont en train de le faire mourir,il est déjà devenu sombre car il perd son n’énergie.Les pouvoirs en place sont au courant depuis 1995 que le soleil est en déclin rapide. Ces débris de poussière pénètre de plus en plus dans l’atmosphère de la terre faisant baisser la température de notre atmosphère alors
    que plusieurs rapports ont été fait concernant l’arrivée d’une mini période glaciaire au cours des dernières semaine Il est probable que de plus en plus de régions sur la terre soit affecté par une forte et soudaine chute de la température. La terre étant de plus en plus impactée par ces nuages de débris. Il existe cependant des preuves que le soleil, la lune, et les planètes sont simulées par un système de simulation avec des éléments dans le ciel à l’altitude des nuages et autres qui sont en orbite. A bientôt.

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