Generally speaking, snow falls across much of Northern China with Harbin, Beijing, and Tianjin each seeing flurries of sleet and snow throughout the colder months.
Though snow does fall in Northern China in winter, it is generally a dry season. Beijing averages less than 2 inches in snowfall each year. Winters can also be windy, and the wind travels down from Siberia, so multiple layers, down jackets, and thermals are a must.
Blame it on the monsoon
These domes of frigid, sinking air typically block Pacific moisture from reaching northeast China during the winter. As a result, 2 percent of Beijing's annual average precipitation — a mere 0.40 inches — falls between December and February. Nearly all of that is in the form of snow.
Beijing has very limited winter snowfall, and the volume of artificial snow used at these Games has reached an unprecedented high of more than 90%. The Yanqing National Alpine Ski Centre has relied almost entirely on the artificial variety.
While most of Japan's major cities, including Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, receive only small amounts of snow, locations offering snow experiences are readily accessible from them. The snow season in Japan is long and in some places begins as early as November and lasts into May, with the peak being in February.
With the Philippines' tropical and maritime climate characterized by three elements – high temperature, high humidity, and abundant rainfall – the conditions are simply not right to form snow.
Winter, from late November to mid-March, is freezing in the north and in the interior, while it's milder, but still with night frosts, along the southern coast. The sun often shines. Snowfalls are relatively rare and not abundant. A cold and dry wind often blows from the continent, at times full of dust.
Every part of Russia gets to experience snow during winter. It snows heavily during winter and may average up to 15 inches of accumulated snow.
Snow is an almost annual occurrence on some of the mountains of South Africa, including those of the Cedarberg and around Ceres in the South-Western Cape, and on the Drakensberg in Natal and Lesotho.
Yes, in places like Rohtang Pass and many places in Ladakh, snowfall can be witnessed in India in October.
The mountains above Beijing are ideal for making snow, with temperatures below 28 degrees and an average dew point in February of just 7 degrees. The one thing that area does lack is water. A lot of water is necessary to make snow. Water had to be piped in to the snowmaking machines.
There are plenty of places to enjoy snow in Australia – some of the major destinations include the peaks of the Australian Alps like Perisher, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, Mt Buller, Selwyn, and Mt Baw Baw.
Dubai rarely experiences snow, well, except if we are talking of artificial snows. It, however, receives a heavy shower of hailstones during the winter months. The Jumeirah and Sharjah are the areas frequently pelted by the hailstones.
Most of East Asia (China, Korea, and Japan) will be dealing with cold and maybe even snow during winter.
Does Thailand Have Snow? No, Thailand does not have snow. It is unlikely if not impossible that you will see snow during your trip to Thailand. There are some reports of snow in Thailand during its winter in late 1955.
German winters are cold, with temperatures often dropping below zero degrees Celsius. Expect snow—sometimes a lot of snow. But German winters can be unpredictable, and you should always be prepared for rain or the special days of blue skies and sunshine.
Except for the west coast, all of Canada has a winter season with average temperatures below freezing and with continuous snow cover.
Yes, it does snow in Spain! It might be hard to imagine that Spain experiences snow at all as it is often associated with the image of never-ending Mediterranean sunny days – but some regions receive quite a bit of snowfall during the winter months.
Pakistan has a defined climatic pattern where winter is experienced between December and February. Many places in Pakistan experience heavy snowfall, especially towards the western border and at the foothills of the Himalayas.
Snow does occur on the coastal areas of the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea almost every winter, but it usually lies no more than a few days. On the other hand, it is rare in the coastal areas of the Aegean Sea and very rare in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea.
Most winters, it's not uncommon seeing the surrounding hillsides in a blanket of white. However, there have been two instances of snow in Mexico City itself: Jan. 12, 1967, and March 5, 1940. More recently, snow fell in Guadalajara, Mexico, in December 1997, at an elevation roughly 2,800 feet lower than Mexico City.
It usually snows on the Sinai mountains, but it almost never snows in the cities of Giza, Cairo, and Alexandria. For example, in December 2013, Cairo received a single overnight snowfall for the first time since 1901.
Despite being generally accepted that it does not snow in Malaysia, there have been two instances that snowfall has been recorded in the country. The first sighting was in 1975, with the second one coming in 1993. On both occasions, the snow accumulated to a depth of 0.4 inches (10 millimeters) on Mount Kinabalu.
Does it snow in Hawaii? The answer is yes, although only on top of the highest peaks on Maui and the Big Island. Every winter, storm systems bring frequent snow storms to elevations generally above 11,000 feet. This means that only Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are impacted.