Freezing rain in S. China

0 CommentsPrint E-mail, January 10, 2011
Adjust font size:

Editor's Note:

Freezing rains, the harsh winter weather across south China caused power failures and traffic nightmare in Guizhou Province, Hunan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region over the weekend.

Local weather bureau said the icy rain will continue to pummel the provinces of Guizhou and Hunan for a week.


Branches of a tree are covered with ice, as a plane is seen in the background at Moscow's Domodedovo airport

The rain that immediately turned into ice on the ground is calledfreezing rain. During the winter, the raindrops become supercooled while passing through a sub-freezing layer of air, many hundred feet (or meters), and then freeze upon impact with any object they encounter.

Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comments

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from