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China set for more icy weather,travel chaos feared

01-18-2011 09:10 BJT

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China is set for more widespread freezing weather this week. There are fears of possible travel chaos as millions of Chinese head home for the Lunar New Year holiday.

Latest forecast show more rain and snow are expected to hit the country's southwestern regions, which have already suffered a prolonged cold spell since the New Year.

Icy rain will fall in parts of Guizhou, northeast Yunnan, some regions in Guangxi in northwest China, and southern Hunan over the next three days.

Heavy snow is also expected in some regions in Tibet, Yunnan, Guizhou and Hunan.

Icy rain will fall in parts of Guizhou, northeast Yunnan,
some regions in Guangxi in northwest China, and southern
Hunan over the next three days.

Prodessor Cao Shuyi from China Meteorological Office, said, "This round of icy weather is characterised by its wide coverage, the high intensity, low temperatures and prolonged duration. "

Experts have warned the new round of freezing weather may cause even greater disruption to transport and power network than the previous cold snap.

However, conditions are not expected to be as severe as in 2008 when freezing weather across southern China caused power cuts and transport chaos, preventing many residents from spending the holiday with their families

Prodessor Cao Shuyi said, "The weather condition during the passenger transportation around the Chinese New Year will be more tempered compared with the one in 2008. That is to say, this year we will not have such bad icy weather condition during the transport in the Spring Festival."

Millions of migrant workers will soon head home for Lunar New Year, the busiest period for China’s transport networks. The holiday this year falls on February the third.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV.CN

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