Cold front brings snowfall to southern China

A total of 18 capital cities in Southern China had seen their lowest temperatures of the year on December 26 thanks to the cold front sweeping from the north.

Photo from CFP

Photo from CFP

Many in China’s south saw the coldest day and the first snow of 2021 on December 26 as a cold front swept through from the north. Blizzards and freezing rain hit parts of Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan and Yunnan. By 8am on Sunday, 18 capital cities had seen their lowest temperatures of the year. Snow fell in 45 cities and towns, with 9 centimeters in Changsha.

A boy is dragged through the snow by his border collie at Huangying Mountain, Sichuan Province.
Tourists enjoy the wintery scene near Huang Mountain, Anhui Province.
A streetcleaner in Loudi, Hunan Province, braves the blizzard in the line of duty.
Snow speckles the hair of the Mao Zedong statue on the Orange Isle in the Xiang River,  Changsha.
A little girl in a down jacket laughs in the face of the cold as she plays in the snow in Cenggong, Guizhou Province.
A man makes his way with a stick carefully along a snow-covered street in Yueyang, Hunan Province.
A butcher in a Loudi wet market knocks the snow off the roof of his stall.
Vegetables in the wet market are covered with snow.
A lone car slowly heads for the Danjiangkou Dam, Shiyan, Hubei.
Salt is thrown on the Shahe Bridge in Changsha to prevent the pavement from getting frozen
Rime encrusts the top of a tree on Huading Mountain, Zhejiang Province.
Changsha embraces the first snow of the year.
Snow frames the village of Youyang, Tujia and Miao Autonomous County, Chongqing.

Photos from ic and CFP.