BEIJING, China: The Chinese capital, Beijing, has experienced its coldest December this year since records began in 1951.
According to media reports, temperatures in the city have frequently fallen below -10C this month. Year 2023 has been of extremes in the capital: six months ago, Beijing recorded its hottest ever June day – just over 40C.
The Asian country has been hit with several waves of extremely cold weather already this winter. Parts of northern Japan have also seen huge snowfall, and South Korea has also been battling freezing temperatures. It is not clear how people are coping with the cold wave in North Korea, according to the BBC.