Premier Wen Jiabao has visited the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which has been hit by the worst snowfall in six decades. Wen Jiabao promised to take effective measures to help people through the difficult period.
An ice breaking vessel, sent by the Chinese Navy to probe ice in the Bohai and Yellow Seas, has now passed Laizhou Bay.
Northwest China´s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has been having its worst snowfall in six decades. Troops and police are now helping farmers and herdsmen restore agricultural production.
The snow has claimed 13 lives in northwest China´s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
A weather phenomenon known as the North Atlantic Oscillation is one possible reason that Europe is presently in a deep freeze.
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The sea ice near Laizhou Bay extends up to 20 nautical miles out from the coast and has stranded some 500 ships, including 100 fishing boats from other provinces. A dozen rescue services are delivering water, food and other necessities to those trapped.
The cold snap is affecting wildlife in Shandong Province. At a seal park, near Yantai city, large areas of water have frozen over. More than 60 seals are stranded on the slippery surface. When in the water, their flippers propel them and help them catch even the most agile fish.
In China´s Northern areas, the Xinjiang Ugygur Autonomous Region and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region are suffering the worst snowfall in decades.
Since January the first, the northern part of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in Northwest China has been suffering the heaviest snowstorms in a decade. Homes have been destroyed and people dislocated.
A cold front is bringing misery to many parts of China. Northwest China´s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and north China´s Inner Mongolia have been slammed by the heaviest snowstorms in a decade, disrupting traffic and damaging agricultural farming and livestock.
Heavy snow has stranded more than 1,000 passengers scheduled on seven flights since early Friday in an airport in northwest China´s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
As a result of the cold snap, Europe is being forced to battle gas and power shortages.
Britain´s Meteorological Office has issued a severe weather warning, as more thick snow blankets much of the UK.
A number of Eurostar services have been put on hold, after yet another train breakdown.
In Albania, more than two-thousand houses and ten-thousand hectares of land are flooded after days of torrential rains.
In Europe, heavy snowfall has forced the delay or cancellation of scores of flights at airports in Germany and France.
The deep freeze is rendering conventional liquid de-icers ineffective.
A major blizzard has blanketed swaths of the US east coast with nearly half a meter of snow, and is now moving northwards.
Up to 40 centimeters of snow fell in parts of the country as the bad weather headed south from Scotland.