China News Service, Hangzhou, February 17 (Zhang Yuhuan and Zhang Yudi) The Yangtze River Delta region, which had frequent rainfall some time ago, pressed the rain "pause button" on weekends, and the sun "showed its face" in many places, but since the night of the 16th, new A round of rain and snow weather officially kicked off.

According to the Central Meteorological Observatory, from the 17th to the 18th, the rain and snow weather in the Yangtze River Delta was complex and changeable, and most areas were dominated by sleet and wet snow. As of 18:00 on the 17th, many places in Zhejiang had issued yellow snowstorm warnings.

  On the 17th, the snow in many mountainous areas in Zhejiang has not yet melted, and a new round of rain and snow has been ushered in.

According to the Hangzhou Meteorological Observatory, as of 14:00 on the 17th, 2-5 cm of snow has been added in some mountainous areas of Hangzhou, and 8-15 cm of snow has been added in high mountain areas. An increase of about 15 cm, and the total snow depth reached 37 cm, far exceeding the maximum snow depth of 25 cm in the Hangzhou Mountains in 2018.

Hangzhou welcomes snowfall.

Photo by Zhang Yuhuan

  As of 18:00 on the 17th, Lin'an District of Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, Xinchang County of Shaoxing City, Shengzhou City, and Tiantai County of Taizhou City have issued a yellow blizzard warning, and Zhuji City, Zhejiang Province has issued a blue blizzard warning.

  In addition to the obvious snowfall in Zhejiang, there were light to moderate snow or sleet in parts of central and southern Anhui, southern Jiangsu and other places on the 17th, and there were heavy snowstorms in parts of central Anhui and southwestern Jiangsu.

  In terms of temperature, under the "cooperation" of frequent cold air and rainy and snowy weather, the Yangtze River Delta region, which has just warmed up for a short time, has once again fallen into the "cold and wet spell".

  At the beginning of the new year, why is the rain and snow frequent?

According to meteorological experts, due to the continuous intersection of the warm and humid air from the southwest and the cold air from the north in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, frequent rainfall occurs, and when the temperature is low enough, the rainfall turns into snowfall. after.

  In response to the weather conditions in the next few days, the meteorological department reminded that there may be rain and snow conversion weather in Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and other places, not only the visibility is poor, but also the road surface is prone to slippery, icy and snowy phenomena.

Local people need to plan their trips reasonably according to the weather forecast.