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China gears up for snowstorm

Beijing: China has issued an orange alert for snowstorm, the second highest in the country's four-colour-coded warning system.

The storm will hit the Inner Mongolia region and Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces, according to the National Meteorological Centre.

Representative image. Reuters

Other parts of northeast China will have light to moderate snow or sleet. Temperatures in most parts of China will fall by four to eight degrees Celsius.

A strong cold front will continue to grip north and southwest China over the next three days, Xinhua quoted the NMC as saying.

In China's four-colour-coded warning system, red is the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

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