Most parts of north China will experience a rapid drop in temperatures together with snow or rain over the next two days, meteorological authority in Beijing forecast on Sunday. Temperatures will drop in northwestern, northern and northeastern China, in some areas by as much as eight degrees Celsius.
Freezing wind is also expected to sweep across most parts of north China. Snow or sleet will hit northeastern China, with heavy snow expected in Jilin province.
The centre also forecast torrential rain in parts of Yunnan province, warning residents of landslides and mud-rock flows, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.