Fresh Cold Front Sweeps China, Temperatures Drop

2012-11-24 12:26:57    xinhua    Web Editor: Wang

A fresh cold front moving eastward will bring moderate to heavy snows to west China, dropping temperatures along the way, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast on Saturday.

Moderate to heavy snow will hit the eastern parts of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and some areas in Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia on Saturday, while certain areas in Qinghai and Gansu, as well as Tibet Autonomous Region will experience temperature drops from 4 to 6 degrees Celsius in the next three days, the center said.

The cold front will also bring winds of level 4 to 6 to Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and central Gansu.

While the northern part of China are frequented by cold fronts, the southern regions have been pelted by persistent rains. The NMC cautioned that farmers in the south should take corresponding measures against wet weather.