China's meteorological authority on Thursday renewed a blue alert for a
cold wave, as most parts of southern China and parts of northern China
will continue to see drastic temperature drops and strong gales.
Thursday to Friday, some areas in the provinces of Anhui, Jiangxi,
Zhejiang, Fujian and Yunnan will experience temperature drops of up to
10 degrees Celsius, said the National Meteorological Center (NMC).
The cold wave will bring strong gales to areas along the Yangtze River and north of the river, according to the NMC.
center advised the public to take precautions against the cold weather
and strong winds and suggest that traffic and police authorities prepare
for icy road conditions.
China has a four-tier, color-coded
weather warning system, with red representing the most severe weather,
followed by orange, yellow and blue.