Apparently the weather is not yet done trying to ruin everything — a return of the cold snap this week is expected to delay peeps returning from blissful CNY holidaying.
China’s Meteorological Administration says that from Sunday the cold front will be moving southwards, affecting central and eastern China for 3 days or so. Around the Yangtze Delta and Inner Mongolia temperatures will drop back to a low of 0 degrees Celsius, 6 degrees at most, SCMP reports.
And residents in Shanxi and Ningxia in the north, as well as Gansu in the west, can anticipate a max of 7mm snowfall. Those places will be in good company with Northern Xinjiang, which already saw 10mm of snow this Wednesday.
In addition, Beijing’s traffic administration says the city can look forward to (more) jams and congestion in peak hours on Friday and Saturday afternoon. Drivers are advised to avoid major intersections like the plague.
Although the week-long Spring Festival holiday is wrapping up, the world’s largest migration won’t actually be coming to a close until March 3.
That only means that there’s still plenty of time for the weather to ruin everything! But if we’re fortunate, there’ll be no repeats of the Guangzhou train station hell.