The China Meteorological Administration renewed its blue alert for a cold wave on Tuesday, forecasting big temperature drops and gales across large parts of the country. National Meteorological Center forecasts 6 to 10 degrees Celsius temperature drops in parts of southern China from Tuesday to Thursday.
As a result, some areas in Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Guizhou and Fujian could see their temperatures slashed by more than 18 degrees Celsius, according to the center. The Bohai Strait, most areas of the Yellow Sea, and the northwestern part of the East China Sea are expected to see gales. As a precaution against the temperature change, the center advised the public to reinforce makeshift and tall structures against strong winds.