Beijing Universal Studios covered in snow as cold wave hits China

Universal Studios in Beijing was covered in snow as a cold wave hit China.

Video shows tourists walking around a snowy replica of Hogsmeade, a fictional village from the popular film franchise Harry Potter, on November 7.

Large parts of northern China, including the capital Beijing, have this month been hit by freezing temperatures and the first snowfall of the year. It has sparked highway closures and flight and train cancellations.

China’s National Meteorological Agency raised an orange blizzard warning – the second-highest in China’s four-tiered alert system – as snowfall of up to 12 inches is forecasted in the following days.

The Beijing Meteorological Bureau said the winter weather struck around a month earlier than usual. Temperatures on Sunday fell to some of their lowest for the period in the past decade.