Rare winter sandstorm hits Beijing, China

Rare winter sandstorm hits Beijing, China

A rare winter sandstorm swept over northern China on Monday, December 12, 2022, causing Beijing to suffer its worst bout of air pollution in nearly two years. This is the latest sand and dust warning signal issued by Beijing since 2015.

Beijing engulfed by third major dust storm in five weeks, China

Beijing engulfed by third major dust storm in five weeks, China

China's capital Beijing has seen its third major dust storm in five weeks on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The storm is expected to continue in the coming days, affecting central and eastern China, according to the Guaizihu Meteorological Station. Beijing's air…

Beijing records warmest February day since 1951, China

Beijing records warmest February day since 1951, China

China's capital Beijing has recorded its hottest February temperature since 1951 as the city registered a high of 25.6 °C (78 °F) on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Records from the meteorological observatory in Daxing district showed that temperatures hit…

Beijing records coldest morning since 1966, China

Beijing records coldest morning since 1966, China

The mercury pummeled to -19.6 °C (-3.3 °F) in China's capital Beijing on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021, marking the city's coldest morning since 1966, when the mercury dipped to -27.4 °C (-17.3 °F). Early Thursday morning, half of…

Strange summer ‘snow’ falls in Beijing, China

Strange summer ‘snow’ falls in Beijing, China

An unusual weather phenomenon occurred in the Dongcheng District of Beijing, China, on July 28, 2020. According to residents, it appeared like white snowflakes that fell in the area during a hot summer day, but meteorologists said it might be "chal" or…

Beijing issues first orange air pollution alert of the autumn season, China

Beijing issues first orange air pollution alert of the autumn season, China

Beijing’s meteorological authority has issued an orange air pollution alert for the next four days, the first severe smog warning since the capital city entered the autumn season. The heavy pollution emergency response headquarters said that the alert, the…