Parts of northwestern China have been blanketed by “yellow snow” as cold wintry weather mixes with a vast sandstorm.
“Since last Friday, many places in Xinjiang have been hit by gales measured at force seven or above,” He Qing, director of the Xinjiang Meteorological Administration, told the Xinhua news agency.
“Heavy dust intertwined with winds affected cities from the north to south.
“Because of low temperatures, it snowed and the dust came at the same time.”
Footage shows Urumqi in NW China’s #Xinjiang covered in yellow snow. According to the Xinjiang meteorological observatory, the strong wind and sandstorms combined to create yellow snow. Citizens joked the snow is like a tiramisu cake. (Video:bjnews) pic.twitter.com/TVjux16Go8
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) December 3, 2018
A woman road cleaner in Urumqi who has been doing the job for 13 years said it was the first time she had seen the phenomenon.
“It is so dirty,” the woman said. “It took us more effort to clear it.”
Don’t eat it.
Early season snow continues to fall.