Lowest temperature recorded in China’s northernmost city

This aerial photo taken on Jan 8, 2023 shows an early morning view of Beiji village in Mohe, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

HARBIN – The minimum temperature of Mohe, China's northernmost city, fell to minus 53 C Sunday, marking the lowest temperature ever recorded, according to the local weather bureau.

The figure broke the previous record of minus 52.3 C. Temperatures in Mohe, Heilongjiang province, have dropped to below minus 50 C for a consecutive of three days.

As a new round of extreme cold hit Heilongjiang, a number of areas in the Greater Khingan Range have recorded their coldest ever temperatures.

Mohe has an annual ice and snow period of up to eight months, with the annual average temperature being around minus 3 C.

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As the travel peak season arrived during the Spring Festival, tourists and local citizens are advised to keep warm and safe as the low visibility might cause traffic accidents, according to Xu Liling, head of the Mohe meteorological station.