Asia&Pacific

Record amount of snow hit Northeastern China (PHOTO, VIDEO)

18:47, 11 November 2021
Record amount of snow hit Northeastern China (PHOTO, VIDEO) Photo: Dmitry Golubovich, Дмитрий Голуб/Global Look Press

The province of Liaoning has recorded more than 50 cm (19.6 inches) of snow.


The northeastern part of China has recently seen an unprecedented amount of snowfall reaching 51 cm (20 inches). This is the highest number since 1905, Chinese news agency Xinhua says.

The storm started last Sunday and has recently reached its peak in the regions of Liaoning and adjoining inner Mongolia with temperatures dropping by 14 °C.

Liaoning’s capital Shenyang was hit the most and experienced serious traffic problems to the point that local authorities had to close the busiest roads, train, and bus stations on Tuesday.

In inner Mongolia, more than 5,600 people have been affected by the snowfall while one citizen died. A total of 27 red alerts were signaled – a record for the region.

The PCR government has announced that it was improving its energy production capacity to provide warmth to local houses. Authorities added that they were increasing the country’s coal supplies despite agreeing on a new warming objective of +1.5 °C during the recent G20 summit.

Authorities of the region that was seriously hit in September’s energy crisis have been ordered to guarantee a reduction of prices and sufficient nutrition supplies ahead of winter.