Beijing -26°C: The lowest December temperature since 1978




Extreme cold air from Siberia already has shifted above Eastern Asia, with extreme frosts in China, Japan and Korea.

All-time temperature records reported at the end of December 2020 large region in northeastern and eastern China, including Beijing, where was measured -26,4°C / -15,5°F on 30. December – the lowest December temperature since 1978.

“Warm” Shanghai reported -6,2°C ( 20.8°F) on 30. December.

Extreme low temperatures up to -32,6°C hit Japan, too, with provincial lowest December temperatures in all-time history, moreover, many regions in Japan report record snowfall /peak of Winter 2020/21 in Japan and Kuril Islands will be a topics of next articles/.

North Korea is reporting -28,0°C (Pungsan) and South Korea -15,3°C (Cholwon) on 2. January 2021.

in Tulihe, northern China (737 MASL), temperatures has dropped to -43,3 – -43,6°C every day of period 26.-29. December 2020, with Arctic maximum temperature only -24,3°C on 28. December 2020.

Extreme frosts in Easter Asia are coming after strongest frosts since 1995 – 2002 in Oymyakon, Norway and Finland /https://mkweather.com/2020/12/28/oymyakon-lowest-temperature-since-2002-572c-in-monstrous-pressure-high-1076-hpa/; https://mkweather.com/2020/12/29/siberian-blocking-extreme-cold-air-in-norway-433c-finland-411c-only-week-after-all-time-december-scandinavian-record-18c// and during extreme blocking circulation, with the highest and lowest air pressure in extratropical pressure systems in history /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/10943-hpa-mongolia-with-the-highest-measured-air-pressure-on-earth-in-history/; https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/the-most-broken-circulation-on-earth-in-history-aleutian-low-921-hpa-equal-to-a-category-5-hurricane-deepest-within-all-time-records//.

Thanks to strong atmospheric blocking and subsequent strong NAO- and AO- phases, next coldwaves are expected in southeastern Siberia and Eastern Asia around 5.-8. January and 12.-15. January 2021. It is possible, that will be measured even stronger, historic frosts.

Next 2 extreme coldwaves hit Siberia and Eastern Asia between 5.-8. January and between 12.-15. January 2021 /wetterzentrale.de, wxcharts.com:

Read more:

https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/10943-hpa-mongolia-with-the-highest-measured-air-pressure-on-earth-in-history/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/the-most-broken-circulation-on-earth-in-history-aleutian-low-921-hpa-equal-to-a-category-5-hurricane-deepest-within-all-time-records/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/peak-of-the-winter-in-europe-russia-and-scandinavia-50c-continental-europe-30c-and-british-islands-20c/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/29/in-2021-spring-come-earlier/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/29/updated-ecmwf-6-week-forecast-for-the-world-absolute-peak-of-the-winter-2020-21-in-continental-europe-around-15-january-after-decline-of-naoi-below-2-aoi-below-4/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/29/siberian-blocking-extreme-cold-air-in-norway-433c-finland-411c-only-week-after-all-time-december-scandinavian-record-18c/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/28/oymyakon-lowest-temperature-since-2002-572c-in-monstrous-pressure-high-1076-hpa/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/24/a-peak-of-winter-2020-2021-in-europe-is-coming-blocking-situation-and-nao-until-24-january-2021-expected-then-strong-nao-until-the-end-of-winter-2020-2021/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/22/january-2021-forecast-for-the-world-from-ecmwf/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/super-cold-weather-in-the-usa-colorado-50f-456c/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/23/iceland-with-the-highest-rainfall-ever-570-mm-5-days-with-result-of-landslide-disaster-seydisfjordur/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/31/norway-the-worst-landslide-for-30-years-left-700-meters-crater-in-the-town-26-dead-or-missing/
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