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Temperatures in north China to fall sharply

Xinhua, October 31, 2016 Adjust font size:

Most parts of north China will experience a sharp drop in temperatures together with snow or rain over the next two days, China's meteorological authority forecast on Sunday.

Temperatures will drop in northwestern, northern and northeastern China, in some areas by as much as eight degrees Celsius.

Freezing wind is also expected to sweep across most parts of north China.

Northeast China's Liaoning Province saw its first snow this winter on Sunday. Snowfall in eastern part of the province reached 14 millimeters and traffic were disrupted.

Liaoning provincial meteorological authority issued an orange warning, the second highest, for heavy snow.

Sections of highways, including parts of the highway linking Harbin to Beijing, were closed, Liaoning provincial traffic department said on Sunday.

Heavy snow is also expected in neighboring Jilin Province for the coming days.

The center also forecast torrential rain in parts of Yunnan Province, warning residents of landslides and mud-rock flows.