The Sunday Review
Temperatures in China’s northernmost city plunged to minus 53°C (minus 63.4 degrees Fahrenheit) – its coldest ever Meteorologists confirmed that the record was made.
It is located in northeastern Heilongjiang Province, close to Russian Siberia. Mohe This is an extremely well-known term “China’s North Pole” This is one of few areas in the nation that can boast a subarctic temperature.
Temperature at 7am January 22nd, also the first day of the Lunar New Year, registered at minus 53°C, according to the Heilongjiang Meteorological Bureau. It beat its previous record of minus 52.3°C in 1969, officials said.
China’s meteorological authority has forecast big temperature drops in parts of the country and issued a blue cold wave on Monday.
In neighboring Russia, Yakutsk, which has the distinction of being the world’s coldest city, saw temperatures plunge to minus 62.7°C (minus 80.9 degrees Fahrenheit) – the coldest In more than 20 years.
Mohe’s winters are lengthy and start in October. They can last until May. Experts said that temperatures can dip to below freezing during this time.
In 2018, rare “ice fog” – a weather phenomenon This happens only when the air drops are very cold and water is still liquid. – Residents were so enraged that they asked local authorities for help. city’s first-ever Cold weather warning: Red alert
Mohe has not yet issued any alerts, but meteorologists have indicated that the cold snap will continue through this week. According to them, ice fog is also possible.
It city’s constant cold attracts tourists all year round, who flock to its ice-themed attractions. More than 10,000 people visited the attraction in 2011. city to see the aurora borealis in the annual polar lights festival.
highway The remote can be connected city To much fanfare, the Capital Beijing was opened December 2019,
The frequency and severity of extreme weather phenomena has been impacted by climate change.
Just months ago, China saw its worst heat wave since 1961 – which prompted massive power cuts and even reduced rivers to drought levels. This extreme heat lasted 70 days and was felt throughout vast swathes across the country.
In the southwestern province of Sichuan, home to 80 million people, electricity cuts shut factories and plunged homes and offices into rolling blackouts – also killing thousands of poultry and fish at farms.