Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring finally arrives in Beijing

Spring has finally arrived in Beijing, though one could almost say it's summer on some days as temperatures have recently hit 21°C. Saturday was particularly warm and many Beijingers flocked to parks to enjoy the cherry blossom. Many photographers were also brought out by the warmer weather. At Yuyuantan park several could be seen snapping pictures of a golden sunset with the backdrop of the CCTV tower. Meanwhile several took to swimming in the lake, though most were content just to enjoy the warm temperatures and the blooming flowers.

While the blossom is out, the weather is not completely stable. Monday brought cooler temperatures and a strong wind was blowing up dust as well as blossom from the trees. However it is expected to be a great deal warmer  by Friday with temperatures reaching 25°C. It has been a long time coming, and much appreciated, especially after a harsh winter which saw several bouts of snow. Unfortunately the pleasantness of spring will soon give way to the intolerable humidity that is a Beijing summer.

tvnewswatch, Beijing, China

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