Giro d’Italia stage cancelled due to snow

Giro d’Italia stage cancelled due to snow

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au
Fri May 24 2013

Any hope that Cadel Evans had of reeling in Giro d’Italia race leader Vincenzo Nibali have dwindled further after Friday’s 19th stage was cancelled due to snow along the route.
The Australian sits just over four minutes behind the 28-year-old Italian following Thursday’s time trial.
The 19th stage in the 21-leg race had already been altered because of avalanche threats and sub-zero temperatures.
Organisers say there are “adverse weather conditions and, in particular, snow on the stage route in its entirety.”
With snow and ice predicted, the Gavia and Stelvio passes were cut from the route.

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Sweden, Finland in grip of lingering ice on the Baltic Sea; 5 icebreakers deployed

Sweden, Finland in grip of lingering ice on the Baltic Sea; 5 icebreakers deployed

www.alaskadispatch.com
April 5, 2013

Never before has so much ice built up so late in the year on the Baltic Sea and in Gulf of Bothnia between Sweden and Finland — and records have been kept for 50 years, according to Swedish news agency TT.

“We have never seen anything like this,” says icebreaking manager Ulf Gulldne, to the Swedish newspaper Örnsköldsviks Allehanda. A stubborn area of high pressure camped over Scandinavia has contributed to freezing temperatures late in the winter and to the new record.

On March 29, some 176,000 square kilometers of the Baltic were covered by ice. The previous record came in 2008, when just 49,000 square kilometers of sea ice were recorded as late as March 25.

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Germany Faces Coldest March Since 1883

Germany Faces Coldest March Since 1883

www.spiegel.de
March 28, 2013

Complaining about the weather has reached epidemic proportions in northern Germany this “spring.” And with good reason. With Easter just around the corner, meteorologists are telling us this could end up being the coldest March in Berlin and its surroundings since records began in the 1880s.

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Lapland experiences record freeze

Lapland experiences record freeze

www.yle.fi
28 January 2013

Record low temperatures have been recorded in Finnish Lapland, with the mercury plummeting to -36.1 degrees Celsius overnight. The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) registered the new low at Kevojärvi in Utsjoki

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Finland: Deep freeze records set across the country

Deep freeze records set across the country

www.yle.fi
18 January 2013

Arctic temperatures plunged many parts of Finland into a winter deep freeze Thursday night. However the all-time cold record for the season still stands at -34.7 degrees Celsius, set in Kiutaköngäs, Kuusamo in December.

Thursday night’s extreme cold set new temperature records across Finland. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute record low temperatures were recorded in Uusimaa, southern Karelia and the Häme region.

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Brutally cold Russian winter kills 123 people

Brutally cold Russian winter kills 123 people

www.smh.com.au
December 26, 2012

A bitter cold spell in Russia has claimed 123 lives in the past 10 days, an official says, with the unseasonably early freeze testing authorities in a country used to notoriously tough winters.

Temperatures have plunged to around minus 30 degrees Celsius in the Moscow region and minus 60 degrees in Eastern Siberia, as part of a winter being described by local media as the coldest in 70 years.

“Since the start of the cold, 123 people have died of exposure and frostbite,” a medical source was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying.

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Cold snap chills summer in Lapland

Cold snap chills summer in Lapland

http://yle.fi
29 June 2012

Lapland has been blanketed in snow over the past couple of days, as a low pressure zone dumped sleet and snow in the north.

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Germany: Coldest Start to June in 20 Years

Sunday in NL as cold as Christmas Day

Sunday in NL as cold as Christmas Day

http://www.rnw.nl
4 June 2012

With a maximum temperature of 11 degrees Celsius, Sunday was the Netherlands’ coldest summer’s day since 1975. Meteorological service Meteo Consult reports that it was just as ‘warm’ on Christmas Day.

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Stockholm sees coldest June day in 84 years

Stockholm sees coldest June day in 84 years

http://www.thelocal.se
3 Jun 12

Stockholm broke an 84-year-old cold record on Saturday, as the capital’s temperature only reached 6 degrees Celsius, the lowest June maximum daily temperature the city has seen since 1928

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