Residents of Mohe, Heilongjiang province, make a snowman on Tuesday. Mohe is China's northernmost city. (Photo: agencies)
Mohe, Heilongjiang province, China's northernmost city, received its heaviest snow of autumn so far starting on Monday night, with the local meteorological bureau issuing a yellow alert on Tuesday.
Before it stopped snowing, more than 10 centimeters had accumulated by Tuesday evening, and the bureau said the temperature would will drop significantly. Tuesday's early morning low in Mohe was -12 C, and the city reached a daytime high of -1 C.
Winter in the region, regarded as the coldest in China, usually lasts eight months. The record low temperature is -52.3 C set in 1969.
While other regions of the nation are enjoying colorful autumn leaves, snow has turned Mohe into a white fairyland.
"I feel so lucky to see such beautiful scenery," said Lin Tingting, a tourist from southern Fujian province. "I have taken lots of photos in the snow and sent them to family members and friends."