Temperatures in parts of northern China have dropped to their lowest levels on record, with -53C (-63F) recorded in one city.
State broadcaster CCTV said a weather station in Mohe, Heilongjiang province, recorded a record low on Sunday, breaking the city’s previous record of -52 (-61F) degrees set in 1969.
The channel said Mohe, which is nicknamed “North Pole Village,” experienced temperatures below -50C (-58F) over the weekend for three consecutive days, with the severe cold weather expected to continue.
China’s National Meteorological Center renewed a cold snap warning on Tuesday, forecasting more freezing conditions and high winds in eastern and southern regions.
Sky News meteorologist Joanna Robinson said: “An intense cold snap has hit much of East Asia, which is not unusual at this time of year when winds can bring in Siberian air.
“Very low temperatures have been observed in parts of eastern Russia and northeastern China, in some places about 15 to 20 degrees lower than average.
“The current extreme weather follows one of China’s worst heat waves experienced last year. The heat wave lasted for more than two months and saw more than 250 weather stations record their highest temperatures.”
Here are some more of the photos taken of the freezing conditions in Mohe.