The Hangzhou meteorological station announced on Feb 19 that Hangzhou will enter the spring season on Feb 20, with the city's average daily temperature being at 10 degrees Celsius and above for five consecutive days from that day on.
With spring arriving 20 days earlier than normal, Hangzhou residents are also inspired to greet this delightful season in their own ways.
With the tender shoots budding, farmers are busy picking tea leaves at a tea plantation in Chun'an county on Feb 19.Mingqiantea, which refers to tea picked and processed before Qingming Festival, is highly welcomed in the tea market. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
A woman takes a selfie surrounded by acres of rapeseed flowers in Zhijiang village, Jiande on Feb 17. The flower field is nestled by the Xin'an River, which has been put into key protection in recent years. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
People take an idle boat ride on West Lake, Hangzhou's landmark scenic spot. Spring has already arrived at the place, with flowers blooming and willows budding. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]