April 10, 2013
Filed under Europe, finland, sweden
Tags: Baltic Sea, brrr, climate, climate change, cold, cold 2013, cold record, coldest March, finland, freeze, freezing, freezing temperatures, global cooling, Global Freeze, global freezing, global warming, icebreakers, record cold, record cold 2013, record cold winter, record freeze, record ice, record snow, record snowfall, snow, snowfall record, sweden, temperatures, unusual cold, unusually cold, unusually cold weather, weather, winter
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.
June 5, 2012
Filed under Europe, sweden
Tags: brrr, climate, climate change, cold, cold 2012, cold record, cold summer, freeze, freezing, global cooling, Global Freeze, global freezing, global warming, icy, record cold, record cold June, Stockholm, summer, sweden, temperature, temperatures, unusual cold, unusually cold, weather