Shanghai Just Got Its First Snow of the Year

Snow in China

The first snowfall of the year landed in Shanghai, China’s biggest city, on Wednesday afternoon, making the skyline and landscape breathtakingly beautiful.

shanghai first snowfall of 2018

The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau issued a yellow road icing alert at 9 p.m., warning residents that streets could potentially freeze within 12 hours and affect traffic on Thursday morning, according to Shine.

heavy snow in shanghai

It was announced that 6 to 10 millimeters of snow were being expected to fall on Thursday, indicating heavy snowfall in the city’s western and northern areas as well as 3 to 5 centimeters (1.2 to 2 inches) of snow on the roads.

Snow in China

The temperature recorded in downtown areas were at zero degrees Celsius (32 Fahrenheit), while suburban areas reached minus 2 degrees Celsius (28.4 Fahrenheit).

Snow in China

Some couldn’t help but be amazed by the beauty of Shanghai as snow fell from the sky and covered the city. Check out some of the photos below as compiled by Shanghaiist via Medium:

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China

Snow in China
Image via Twitter / @yicaichina
Snow in China
Image via Twitter / @jasonyin84
Snow in China
Image via Twitter / @jasonyin84
Snow in China
Image via Twitter / @Polymathochist
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Image via Instagram / dave_eralhan
Snow in China
Image via Instagram / jillibean217

The massive snowfall in Shanghai reportedly caused havoc in the city’s transportation network. Dozens of flights as well as trains were either delayed or canceled due to the heavy snow.

Featured Image Shanghaiist via Medium

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