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Monday, Dec 22, 2008
Winter truly arrived in Beijing yesterday with the highest temperature of the day down to minus 8.8. Media reports say it was “the coldest day in December in the last 57 years.”
Strong wind ripped off part of the metal roof of a university’s gymnasium and the thermal insulation layer of a hotel in Beijing. It also blew away a man who was mending his own roof in Shijingshan District. The man landed on the top of a 15 meter-high tree and was rescued by firefighters (see front page image).
According to Sun Jisong, a meteorologist from the Beijing Meteorological Bureau, the cold weather will not last and the temperature is going to rise to above zero in the coming days.
This article was posted: Monday, December 22, 2008 at 1:30 pm