The ‘strongest cold wave’ also hit China.
Temperatures in the northernmost city of Mohe fell to minus 53 degrees Celsius, setting an all-time low in China.
It also broke the previous lowest level recorded here in 54 years.
This is reporter Kim Tae-hyun’s report.
The northernmost part of China, which borders Russia, is famous for its cold weather.
The temperature measured in Amur Village, Mohe City, Heilongjiang Province, fell to minus 53 degrees Celsius at 7 am on the 22nd.
On the 20th, it was minus 50 degrees, and on the 21st, it was minus 50.9 degrees, and the temperature, which remained below minus 50 degrees for three consecutive days, fell further.
It set a new record for meteorological observations in China, also replacing the previous lowest temperature of minus 52.3 degrees Celsius in Mohe in 1969.
[쉬리링 / 모허시 기상대 책임자 (22일) : 극지 한파의 영향으로 모허의 최저 기온이 사흘 연속 영하 50도로 떨어졌습니다. 오늘 아침 7시, 아무르 마을의 최저 기온은 섭씨 영하 53도까지 떨어졌습니다. 중국 전체의 최저 기온 기록을 경신했습니다.]
Heating and water supplies were in an emergency as the cold wave continued.
Suddenly, water pipes freeze and emergency repair work takes place everywhere.
[가오웨이취안 / 상수도 회사 매니저 : 강추위에 대응해 긴급 수리 인력과 차량은 물론 온수 트럭과 발전 트럭을 매일 24시간 대기시키고 긴급 수리 핫라인을 상시 가동해 즉각 출동할 수 있도록 대기하고 있습니다.]
Mohe, which is located along Daxing’anling, an extreme district, is synonymous with cold with an average annual temperature of around -3 degrees Celsius.
It is also famous for a video in which hot water is turned into ice by spraying it in all directions.
Snow begins to fall around May each year, and Moher can see snow and ice for eight months, at the longest, of the year.
This is YTN Kim Tae-hyun.
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