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Published: 12:05, April 29, 2023
China to see bursts of cold fronts during May Day holiday
By Xinhua
Published:12:05, April 29, 2023 By Xinhua

Sanitation workers remove snow by the road in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin province, Nov. 12, 2022. Cold fronts will chill vast parts of China during the May Day holiday from April 29 to May 3, bringing strong winds and drops in temperature, the China Meteorological Administration said April 28, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – Cold fronts will chill vast parts of China during the May Day holiday from April 29 to May 3, bringing strong winds and drops in temperature, the China Meteorological Administration said Friday.

From Friday to Saturday, temperatures in the regions north of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River will fall by 4 to 6 degrees Celcius. Additionally, areas in the northwestern and northern parts of the country will experience sandy weather, with parts of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region facing sandstorms, according to the administration.

Rain and snow will batter areas in the northwest, the north and the northeast, intensifying to thunderstorms and hail from May 2 to 3

Light to heavy snow will fall in many regions in the northeast and Inner Mongolia, while torrential rains will lash areas in the south and the southwest. Precipitation in central and eastern China is expected to abate on Sunday.

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From May 1 to 3, cold fronts are forecast to generate windy weather and temperature slumps between 4 to 8 degrees in the northwest, northeast and Inner Mongolia. Rain and snow will batter areas in the northwest, the north and the northeast, intensifying to thunderstorms and hail from May 2 to 3.

The administration said that weather in most parts of China is suitable for vacationing outdoors, while safety precautions should be taken against windy and rainy weather in parts of the northwest, the south and areas along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

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