China on blue alert for heavy snow, blizzard


China’s national observatory today issued a blue alert with some areas in northern part of the country likely to see heavy snow or blizzard.

Some parts of Inner Mongolia, Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei are forecast to embrace heavy snow between 8:00 am today and 8:00 am tomorrow, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

Some parts of Beijing and Hebei are expected to see a blizzard during the period, said the NMC.

The public in these regions have been advised to stay indoors, and warned to take protective and emergency measures against snow and frost, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

China has a four-tier colour-coded system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

From today till Thursday, temperatures in most parts of central and eastern China are forecast to decline by 6 to 10 degrees Celsius, the NMC said yesterday.

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