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Early snow hits Heilongjiang, China’s coldest province

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China's northernmost city of Mohe, Heilongjiang Province received new season's first snow on September 15, 2019. According to the local observatory, the snow came 25 days earlier than last year.

​The area, which is considered the coldest in China, typically experiences winter weather up to eight months with a record low of -52.3 °C (-62.14 °F).

Forecaster Yu Jiayi said "affected by cold air, a strong northwesterly wind hit the city on Sunday and the temperature dropped by 8 °C (46.4 °F)."

Furthermore, the lowest temperature over the next two days will be around -3 °C (37.4 °F) and is predicted to increase on September 19, reports said.

A tourist from Beijing expressed excitement over the unexpected early winter weather, saying "it's my first time in Mohe where I originally planned to experience the cool and colorful autumn. I never imagined that I can enjoy wintertime in advance."

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