(The Watchers) – Cold Arctic air continues affecting parts of eastern Asia since Monday, December 3, 2018. While Beijing experienced one of the coldest December days on record, residents of the city of Mohe lived through the city’s first-ever Red warning for cold weather. High temperatures in China’s capital Beijing were held close to -6 °C (21 °F) on December 7, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski. However, wind chill made it feel much colder, close to -18 °C (-0.4 °F).

The city’s average high temperature in December is 4 °C (39.2 °F) while the average low temperature is close to -6 °C (21.2 °F). Pydynowski said temperatures have been held under -4 °C (25 °F) on only 7 days since 2000. “Out of those days, only two had high temperatures near -6 °C (21 °F),” she said. Similar weather gripped Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. The last time both cities failed to have a high temperature above freezing was February 11 and 12. READ MORE