China faced a harsh cold wave that began in December 2023, bringing about a significant decrease in temperatures and causing various issues. In response to icy conditions, authorities in multiple provinces imposed traffic restrictions on highways, resulting in collisions. Weather forecasters had anticipated extremely low temperatures, reaching below minus 40 degrees Celsius, in northeastern Heilongjiang, Xinjiang in the northwest, Inner Mongolia, and provinces like Gansu and Qinghai. This cold wave, moving from north to south, was expected to continue into the weekend, leading to a decrease in rain and snow. Yichun in Heilongjiang faced a potential record-breaking cold of minus 47.9°C last week. Henan grappled with snow, icy roads, and fog-causing accidents. Ningxia and Gansu reported unsafe highways, leading to closures. Shanghai issued its first cold wave warning, suspending ferries and buses. Snow and ice impacted southwestern Tibetan cities, prompting removal efforts. Liaoning, Jilin, and Shandong expected heavy snow despite the blizzard warning lift. Shenyang deployed workers and machines for snow removal. The national forecast predicted reduced freezing rain on Friday, with Guizhou and Hunan’s higher terrain still affected.