Caught by a cold snap

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  • Sunday, 05 Jan 2003

WINTER set in on Hong Kong and Southern China suddenly last month and caught many people off-guard; on Dec 8 the temperature fell sharply by more than 10°C after weeks of sunny weather and temperatures in the mid-20s. 

In the following two weeks, the cold north winds continued to blow across Southern China and Hong Kong. For the first time in decades, snow fell in various parts of Guangdong. 

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