China Issues Blizzard Alert in First Beijing Snowfall of Olympics

BEIJING (Reuters) – The China Meterological Administration issued a blizzard warning for Sunday saying vital snowfall is anticipated in giant elements of northern China together with Beijing, the capital and present website of the Winter Olympics.

The weekend snowfall, which had already begun in some areas on Saturday, is the capital’s first because the Winter Olympics opened on Feb. 4, authorities notices confirmed.

The Ladies’s Freeski slopestyle qualification in Zhangjiakou, that includes Workforce China gold medalist Eileen Gu, was rescheduled to afterward Sunday because of the snow, a discover on the Beijing 2022 official Olympic web site stated.

The authorities issued a blue blizzard warning, the bottom of the nation’s four-tiered alerts, with some areas forecast to obtain as much as 4 cm (1.6 inches) of snow. They suggested the general public to chop again on pointless out of doors actions.

“It’s anticipated that there will likely be heavy snow in elements of central and southern Inside Mongolia, northern Shanxi, central and northern Hebei, northern Beijing, southern Tianjin, jap and southern Liaoning, and Xinjiang alongside the Tianshan Mountains at the moment,” the China Meterological Administration discover stated.

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Beijing temperatures dropped, with the Beijing Meteorological Observatory forecasting a minimal temperature of -6 levels Celsius (21°F). (This story corrects headline to specify first Beijing snowfall)

(Reporting by Martin Quin Pollard and Albee Zhang; Modifying by Edmund Klamann)

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