Extreme Weather 

Record Snowfall at the “Roof of the World”

A record amount of November snow, the most in the entire history of meteorological observations, has fallen in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai on the Tibetan plateau, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to the local meteorological centre, twenty-seven counties within the Qinghai province have reported record November snowfall.

In Dulan district, located at an altitude of 3180 meters above sea level, 180 cm (5 ft 11 inches) of snow fell from 2 to 7 November!

The record snowfall was triggered by a brutal polar front from the north colliding with a warmer air mass from the south.

The Tibetan Plateau is often called the “roof of the world”.

With an area of about 2.5 million sq. km. and an average elevation of 4877 m, it is the most extensive highland in the world.

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