theo reutersThe China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said the cold air flow entering the country from November 4 will mix with the wind flow on November 2 and temperatures will drop sharply, especially in desert and coastal areas. Grass is sparse in the northern Inner Mongolia region, while snow storms may occur in the northwestern Xinjiang region.
Over the next week, temperatures will drop into the single digits or below zero across much of Northeast China.
Cold temperatures at this time are unusual, but still not a sudden change in weather. Just a few days ago, many areas in northern China had record high temperatures in mid-autumn when temperatures exceeded 30 degrees Celsius; And due to poor atmospheric circulation, Beijing is covered in fog, as cold air currents coming from the north are still weak.
Warmer than normal conditions may also return soon after the cold snap caused by El Nino.
On 1 November, the streets of central Beijing were covered with fog. Photo: Reuters
In India, residents of New Delhi faced a thick layer of toxic smog on 3 November. Some schools were ordered to be closed for 2 days as the air quality index (AQI) was at dangerous levels in parts of the Indian capital.
This layer of haze often forms in the winter, when dense cold air traps construction dust, vehicle exhaust and straw burning smoke in neighboring states.
Meanwhile, research published on November 2 by a group of scientists including the US Space Agency (NASA) and Columbia University (USA) warned that climate change is accelerating and the world could warm by 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times. Warming will exceed limits. Within this decade.
After a year of relentless weather shocks, from extreme heat waves in China to Libya’s flooding disaster, the current warming level is about 1.2 degrees Celsius. 2023 is also expected to become the hottest year on record.