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Cold front to chill north China

Updated: Nov 24,2018 2:33 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s national observatory said on Nov 24 that a cold front will sweep across northern areas over the next few days, leading to a fall in temperature and snowfalls.

Regions including Xinjiang Uyger autonomous region, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Gansu province, and areas in Northeast China, will see temperatures plunge by up to 12 degrees Celsius from Nov 24 to Nov 27, accompanied by sleet or blizzards, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said.

The chill will be milder in areas to the north of the Huaihe River, with temperatures to decrease by four to eight degrees Celsius.

Before the cold air arrives, there will be heavy smog in places such as provinces of Hebei, Shandong and Jiangsu starting Nov 24. Attention should be paid to the impact on traffic, the NMC said.