A harsh ‘cold wave’ has engulfed the Xinjiang region where a low of -48.6°C (-55.5°F) was observed on Monday.
This is the coldest reading since 1987, and one not far off the lowest November temperature ever recorded in China — the -50.7°C (-59.3°F) set at Keketuohai, Xinjiang on Nov 26, 1987.
On Twitter, Jim yang provided a map of the cold wave in the north part of China:
Today, the north of Xinjiang has experienced the strongest cold wave isince 1987. Qinghe National Weather Station has the lowest temperature of – 42.1C. The lowest temperature of AWS in Tuerhong is – 48.6C, close to the lowest record in November in China！(- 50.7C) pic.twitter.com/v1chOwbxRC
— Jim yang (@yangyubin1998) November 28, 2022
Additionally, Electoverse added a description of the severity of the cold:
As temperatures plummeted, waterfalls began to freeze, particularly those located around Acacia Lake at the Ali River National Forest Park in Inner Mongolia. The 2.4m-high (8ft) and 28m-wide (92ft) ice fall delivered some majestic scenery: