Freezing weather, sand storms to hit central and east China

March 14, 2010 3:18 pm 

BEIJING, March 14 — China Meteorological Administration (CMA) issued an alert Sunday morning, warning a temperature drop and sand storms brought by a cold wave would sweep central and east China over the next two days.

Temperatures in the central and east parts of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, northeastern parts of the nation's northwest areas, and the Shandong Peninsula, would plummet by 10 to 14 degrees Celsius, said the CMA.

Floating dust weather was forecasted in some parts in south Xinjiang basin region, the central and west parts in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and the northwest areas, with sand storms in some of these regions, according to the CMA.

The lowest temperatures in the central and east parts of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and the central and north parts of northeast China would slump to 15 to 20 degrees Celsius below zero on Tuesday morning, the CMA said.

The CMA urged local authorities to take protective measures to ward off possible damages caused by the freezing weather. (PNA/Xinhua)

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