— Published 21 January 2022

Beijing is snowed in

Good or bad news? Snow has fallen on Beijing. Two weeks and a few hours before the opening of the Winter Games, the Chinese capital woke up on Thursday 20 January to discover a thin layer of snow on the roads and roofs. The next Olympic event could therefore finally have a real Winter Games feel, including in Beijing, which was not really planned. But, less pleasantly, the snow disrupted vehicle traffic. As a bonus, the temperature dropped quite sharply, reaching -9 degrees in the early morning.