At minus 53 degrees, the lowest temperature ever measured in China was reached in the northern Chinese city of Mohe. As the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, the record of minus 52.3 degrees from 1969 was broken on Sunday in the northernmost city of the People's Republic on the border with Russia. For three days in a row, the temperatures there have already fallen to more than minus 50 degrees.
Extreme cold has hit Heilongjiang Province, causing several areas in the Great Hinggan Mountains to endure the extremely cold temperatures. The city of Mohe experienced snow and ice for eight months a year, with an annual average temperature hovering around minus three degrees, Xinhua reported.