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Cold front hits north China

2010-11-08 02:42:32 GMT2010-11-08 10:42:32 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Snow covers cars outside a restaurant in Mudanjiang, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunxiang)

BEIJING, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- A cold front is expected to hit China in the next three days, bringing sharp temperature drops in areas north of the Yangtze River, said the National Meteorological Center (NMC) Monday.

Snow hit northeast China Sunday, including central and eastern Liaoning Province, central Jilin Province and southeastern Heilongjiang Province, said a statement on the NMC website.

Some areas would see temperatures fall by up to 10 degrees Celsius, including southeastern parts of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, northeastern Hebei Province, parts of northeast China and Shandong Province.

People walk in the snow in Mudanjiang, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunxiang)

Vehicles run on a snow-covered street in Mudanjiang, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunxiang)

People walk on a snow-covered road in Mudanjiang, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunxiang)

A citizen rides in the snow in Mudanjiang, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunxiang)

Vehicles run in the snow in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Xiao Jinbiao)

Vehicles are seen in the snow in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Xiao Jinbiao)

People walk in the rain in Dalian, a coastal city in northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Liu Debin)

People walk in the rain in Dalian, a coastal city in northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Liu Debin)

A woman walks in the rain in Dalian, a coastal city in northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Liu Debin)

Pedestrians hold umbrellas while walking on a path in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Zhang Wenkui)

Pedestrians hold an umbrella while walking on a road in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Zhang Wenkui)

A pedestrian holds an umbrella on a street in Jilin City of northeast China's Jilin Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Zhu Wanchang)

Pedestrians hold umbrells on a street in Jilin City of northeast China's Jilin Province, Nov. 7, 2010. A cold front was sweeping the northern parts of China, causing snowfall or sleet and making the temperature drop in the areas. (Xinhua/Zhu Wanchang)

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