February 19th, 2009
There’s something oddly pleasant about this article’s headline:
Snow passes, sun rises, wind comes, temperature drops
Well, it has a more pleasant symmetry in Chinese… And we could all live without the “temperature drops” bit.
Still, it’s not too stiff a temperature drop, with the low forecast at minus 3 celsius. That’s not too bad. And so far the clearing skies and winds of Force 4 or 5 have failed to materialise, so maybe it won’t get that cold after all. And it does end on a positive note:
Meteorologists said that this snowfall would definitely help further reduce the fire danger, clean and moisten the air, lessen respiratory diseases, increase soil moisture content in Beijing’s suburban rural areas, and alleviate the drought.
Then it goes off onto some related article that I just can’t be arsed reading.