Beijing weather often has some surprises in store, some of them nasty – like the sandstorm of March, 2021...
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... and some of them nice – like the “frosted clouds” which appeared over the capital yesterday, August 22, 2022.
The topic started trending among netizens, as photos of the frosty-looking clouds popped up online. The hashtag “Beijing frosted clouds” has received a total of almost 66 million views on social media platform Weibo.
According to Guangming Daily, the shapes of the clouds were formed by a combination of a strong westerly wind and a strong jet stream.
Below are a few snaps we’d like to share:
A Beijing sunset looking west from Beijing CBD. Image via That's/Alistair Baker-Brian
Liulong Lu in western Haidian district. Image via Weibo/@A吃了个奇怪的蘑菇
Hogsmeade in Harry Potter Land, Universal Beijing Resort. Image via Weibo/@Rebecca的绣绣日记
A frosted cloud over a section of the Great Wall. Image via Weibo/@焰雨清澜
Frosted clouds over Zhongguancun, Haidian district. Image via Weibo/@我系蒸煮仙人
In future, let’s hope the capital brings us more nice-looking clouds and fewer cough-inducing sandstorms.
[Cover image via Weibo/@北京的晖子]
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