UPDATE: The alert was downgraded to yellow at 10am Wednesday January 10th.

At 5pm Monday January 8th, the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau issued their Orange Cold Weather Alert for the entire city of Shenzhen.

Although forecasts predicted lows of no less than 6°C, the Orange Alert; which activates with expectations of 5°C or below, has been hoisted.

"Cold air will probably affect this area within 24 hours, or is affecting this area where the lowest temperature has fallen to 5°C or below."

The Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau has issued the following "Guidance for Preparedness"

1. Outdoor workers should be informed timely to take cold-proof measures

2. All the functional departments should take relevant measures to offer necessary assistance to the persons in need of help.

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