The place regarded as “China’s coldest town” has broken the record for the country’s lowest reported temperature this year – a very chilly minus 41.2 degrees Celsius, mainland media reported. Huzhong is situated in the densely forested area of Daxinanling in the mountainous northeastern province of Heilongjiang, China News Service reported. Cold snap chills northern China, with some areas experiencing lowest October temperatures on record This year’s record low temperature of minus 41.2 degrees was recorded on Tuesday by meteorological equipment at an observatory in Huzhong. The extreme temperature had been caused by a particularly strong cold spell across the Daxinganling area, the report said. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Huzhong is minus 53.2 degrees. Brrr! China’s chilly weather is not over yet, as cold snap returns The People’s Daily previously reported that the town, covering an area of 960,000 hectares, has an annual average temperature of minus 4.3 degrees. Every year, the town’s population of about 58,000 people expects temperatures to fall below minus 40 degrees for more than 30 days. This means that the local residents are used to coping with extremely cold weather and are often seen wrapped up dressed in thick winter outfits, with only their eyes left visible. Pictures taken of local residents show them with frozen eyebrows, eyelashes, hair and masks as they go about their daily routines. Cleaners keep the streets clear of ice and snow, while ice sculptors remain busy creating numerous ice statues. The weather forecast predicts that the current cold spell will remain in the town until Thursday, when temperatures will rise – but only a little - to minus 35 degrees.