This year’s transition from Autumn to winter is already turning out to be one of superlatives. This week, northern China experienced its heaviest snowfall in the last half century. Not since 1955 has one tempest delivered so much snowfall in northern China.
On October 31, China experienced its earliest snowfall in over two decades, albeit aided by measures to alleviate a lingering drought in China’s north. Advancements in weather technology are leading to a winter marked by sudden and heavy snowfalls.
The heavy snowfall created picturesque winter scenes all over Beijing for the several days following the snowstorm.
If you’re planning on traveling to northern China during the winter, make sure to bring a warm coat!
Photo credit: George Steinmetz