THIS round of chilly weather, which started Jan. 29, is expected to last for 11 days in total, becoming the second-longest cold spell in duration since 2008.
The minimum temperature between today and Thursday will remain below 10 degrees Celsius, dotted with some sunny periods. The temperatures will start to rise Friday and Saturday before another round of cold air brings the temperature down Saturday night or Sunday, sources from Shenzhen Meteorological Observatory said yesterday.
The observatory issued an orange alert for the cold weather Jan. 29. The average temperature over the past week stood at eight degrees Celsius. Meteorological records show that there have been only three times that low-temperature weather lasted longer than eight days since 2000. The longest one happened in the winter of 2008 and lasted for 21 days. The average temperature during that period was 5.3 degrees Celsius.
The observatory reminded residents to take precautions against fire while keeping warm, and to keep their homes ventilated in order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.