Beijing residents woke up to freezing temperatures and a thin layer of snow blanketing the Chinese capital on Monday. Winter sports enthusiasts will be excited to know that there’s more where that came from.
Temperatures in Beijing over the next week will be the coldest that they’ve been from November 21st to 27th in the last 30 years as a cold snap passes by. On Monday, the mercury hit a low of minus 8 degrees Celsius, and Beijingers can expect constant below zero temperatures over the next week or so.
The cold snap is slowly moving south and will see temperatures drop dramatically in Shaanxi, Henan, Anhui, Hubei and Hunan province. Meanwhile, Shanghai should remain nice and toasty.
This is just one part of China’s upcoming coldest winter since 2012. Brace yourselves, people.
For more pretty pictures of the Forbidden City in the snow:
Btw, last year Beijing’s first snowfall hit on November 6th. There was a lot more snow then. You can check out the pics here.
[Images via Xinhua / Ifeng News / Weibo]