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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Wild winter in Arctic Britain as our four-legged and feathered friends make the most of the snow

Wild winter in Arctic Britain as our four-legged and feathered friends make the most of the snow

www.birminghammail.co.uk
24 Jan 2013

It’s not just people who are hit by the big freeze.

The severe weather has brought a wild winter for everyone.

Animals have to cope with it too and – just like us – some of them love romping around in the white stuff while others find it more of a challenge.

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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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Arctic ice recovers from the great melt

Arctic ice recovers from the great melt

http://www.timesonline.co.uk
April 4, 2010

IF you thought it was cold in Britain for the time of year, you should see what is happening around the North Pole. Scientists have discovered that the size of the Arctic ice cap has increased sharply to levels not seen since 2001.

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Manitoba: Winter grips 90 per cent of north, migratory birds can’t breed

Big chill in Churchill

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com
13/06/2009

Winter grips 90 per cent of north, migratory birds can’t breed

It is the winter that refuses to go away in northern Manitoba and most of the eastern Arctic.

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Alaskan Glaciers Grow for First Time in 250 years

Alaskan Glaciers Grow for First Time in 250 years

http://www.dailytech.com
October 16, 2008

A bitterly cold Alaskan summer has had surprising results. For the first time in the area’s recorded history, area glaciers have begun to expand, rather than shrink. Summer temperatures, which were some 3 degrees below average, allowed record levels of winter snow to remain much longer, leading to the increase in glacial mass.

“In mid-June, I was surprised to see snow still at sea level in Prince William Sound”, said glaciologist Bruce Molnia. “In general, the weather this summer was the worst I have seen in at least 20 years”.

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Over 200 whales trapped in Canadian ice

Over 200 whales trapped in Canadian ice

http://news.smh.com.au
November 22, 2008

At least 200 narwhal whales in Canada’s Arctic, trapped by winter ice and facing starvation or suffocation, must be culled, officials say.

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Arctic Blast Set To Freeze Britain

Arctic Blast Set To Freeze Britain

http://news.sky.com
November 18, 2008

Heavy snow and freezing gales are forecast to hit the UK this weekend as the country gets a blast of Arctic weather.

Blizzards are predicted for Scotland and most of the eastern coast of England, where temperatures could drop as low as -5C.

The Met Office is warning of heavy snow showers and biting winds of up to 70mph in exposed coastal and hilly areas.

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