Tue, December 07, 2010
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Cold wave sweeps E China

2010-12-06 23:24:21 GMT2010-12-07 07:24:21 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People are seen in thick clothes in a street in Shanghai, east China, Dec. 6, 2010. Many places in China witnessed strong wind and significant temperature drop due to a cold wave.(Xinhua/Pei Xin)

A child covered with thick clothes sits in a baby cart in a street in Shanghai, east China, Dec. 6, 2010. Many places in China witnessed strong wind and significant temperature drop due to a cold wave.(Xinhua/Pei Xin)

A child is helped to fasten a clasp in a street in Shanghai, east China, Dec. 6, 2010. Many places in China witnessed strong wind and significant temperature drop due to a cold wave.(Xinhua/Liu Ying)

A pedestrian walks in a street covered by fallen leaves in Shanghai, east China, Dec. 6, 2010. Many places in China witnessed strong wind and significant temperature drop due to a cold wave.(Xinhua/Liu Ying)

BEIJING, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- A strong cold front will hit most parts of central and eastern China over the coming two days, bringing sharp temperature drops and winds, meteorological authorities said Monday.

Temperatures will fall 6 to 10 degrees Celsius in north China's Shaanxi Province, Guizhou Province, eastern parts of Yunnan Province, Chongqing Municipality and areas along the Yangtze River, the China Meteorological Administration said in a statement on its website. 

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