Beijing, Nov 21 (EFE).- The National Meteorological Center of China today issued consecutive alerts for cold waves, snow storms and strong winds in different regions of the Asian giant.
The agency’s forecasts estimate that, from this Tuesday until Friday, the population living in the provinces that go from west to east will experience the second cold wave of the winter season, with drops in temperatures of up to 16 degrees Celsius that will reach minimum temperatures. -30 degrees in some areas of Inner Mongolia (north) and Heilongjiang (northeast).
This caused the meteorological center to decree a yellow alert for low temperatures, the third in importance within the four-level warning system for severe weather conditions in the Asian country, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.
Meteorological authorities also issued a yellow alert from Tuesday to Thursday, November 23, due to heavy snowfall in some areas of Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang, which could accumulate layers of snow close to 20 centimeters thick.
In addition, the center decreed a blue alert for strong gales in the east of the western province of Xinjiang, as well as in areas of Inner Mongolia and Gansu (northwest), predicting winds of magnitude 5 to 7 (30 to 61 kilometers per hour ) and gusts of magnitude 8 (62 to 74 kilometers per hour).
The authorities advised the population to take precautions against the cold and wind and asked the police to prepare for frost on several roads.
On November 5, China issued its first orange alert for snow storms in the northeast of the country with maximums of 25 centimeters.
In addition to the unusual date, there was a significant drop in temperatures in several regions with drops of up to 16 degrees Celsius.