Rare August snow in Inner Mongolia

Damages crops and disrupts life.

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31 Aug 2017 — Rare August snow has fallen in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in Chifeng City and Hinggan League, where temperatures dropped to minus two degrees Celsius.

Up to 5,200 hectares of crops were damaged, including 1,700 hectares completely destroyed by frost, the regional civil affairs department said in a statement.

Direct economic losses are expected to exceed 7 million yuan (1 million U.S. dollars).

Although winter comes earlier to Inner Mongolia than to most parts of China, snow in August is still unusual.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/31/c_136571538.htm

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link



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