Heavy blizzards in some components of north-eastern China have introduced report snowfall, elevating considerations about holding properties heat in an space hit by energy outages earlier this 12 months.
Within the capital metropolis of Shenyang, in Liaoning province, common snowfall reached 51cm (20 inches).
That is the very best recorded snowfall since 1905, stated state outlet Xinhua.
In neighbouring internal Mongolia, one particular person died and greater than 5,600 have been affected after a heavy snowstorm.
Meteorological researchers within the Mongolian metropolis of Tongliao informed state outlet the International Instances that the snowstorm was an especially random and sudden excessive climate occasion.
A complete of 27 purple alerts have been issued throughout Interior Mongolia and north-eastern China – the very best warning alert for snowstorms.