Monday, November 21, 2016

Beijing cancels dozens of flights after season's first snowfall

Dozens of flights at the Beijing Capital International Airport have been canceled following the first snowfall of the season, authorities said Monday.

The cold front, which arrived in the Chinese capital this week, has brought with it the lowest temperatures during this period (Nov. 21-Nov. 27) in the last 30 years.

Beijing's municipal administration has suspended services on 19 bus routes and closed some sections of highways, connecting the heart of the city with the suburbs.

According to forecast, temperatures will continue falling until Wednesday, with a high of minus 2 degrees Celsius (28.4 degrees Fahrenheit).

Meteorologists have also warned China is likely to face a harsher winter this year as compared to recent years, owing to the La Niña phenomenon.

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