希尼爾翻譯公司（www.eacrwc.tw）2016年1月23日了解到：The strongest cold wave in
decades is about to sweep across China as people were advised to stay
indoors and warned of upcoming heavy snow and freezing rain in the next
According to the weather forecast, Beijing this Friday will face
a low that may drop below -16.7 degrees Celsius. It’s a record low
temperature first recorded in this century on Jan 6, 2010.
Shanghai will feel the coldest air in three decades in upcoming
days, with its suburban area expected to endure a temperature of -8
degrees - and even -10 degrees on Sunday and Monday, according to the
Shanghai Meteorological Service.
The Ministry of Transport announced Wednesday a highway traffic
emergency, its highest warning, urging transport agencies across the
country to ensure a reliable transport infrastructure and safe transport
of goods and passengers by spreading real-time weather and traffic
information and arranging a 24-hour shift to monitor possible risks.
A polar vortex featuring very cold temperatures went south and
settled in Siberia and will cause a lasting cold spell in major parts of
China in the next few days, the website explained.
Besides the polar vortex, a northward subtropical high will
produce strong rainfall, and even heavy snowfall, in eastern and
southern parts of China, especially Zhejiang province, which is located
where the polar vortex is expected to collide with the subtropical high.
"Unlike the cold wave in 2008, consisting of several continuous
days of sleet and freezing weather, the upcoming cold wave will not last
long. Besides, it’s in late January when the temperature is cold enough,
so the temperature can’t drop more," Zhang said.