Brrr! China’s coldest winter in decades at new low

Brrr! China’s coldest winter in decades at new low

www.adn.com
January 5, 2013

BEIJING — China is experiencing unusual chills this winter with its national average temperature hitting the lowest in 28 years, and snow and ice have closed highways, canceled flights, stranded tourists and knocked out power in several provinces.

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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 weather makes Cossack hats a British fashion hit

Cold weather makes Cossack hats a British fashion hit

www.guardian.co.uk
7 December 2012

With bitterly cold weather setting in across Britain, the Cossack hat is shaping up as winter 2012′s high street fashion hit. The style made glamorous by Julie Christie in Doctor Zhivago, and more recently by Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina, is doing swift trade across the UK.

John Lewis says sales are up 36% year-on-year, and 320% in the last three weeks as temperatures have plummeted.

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Canberra, Australia: Coldest December morning on record

Coldest December morning on record

http://www.smh.com.au
December 6, 2012

The mercury in Canberra plummeted to 0.3 of a degree overnight – the coldest December minimum on record.

The unseasonably chilly temperature was recorded at 5.44am, and by 6.45am the mercury was still only sitting at four degrees.

A duty forecaster from the Canberra office of the Bureau of Meteorology said the minimum this morning was the coldest Canberra has experienced in 75 years of records.

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Flights Delayed After Snow In London

Flights Delayed After Snow In London

http://news.sky.com
05 December 2012

Flights are delayed and train services cancelled after snowfall across the south east of England.

A dusting of snow across the South East has caused transport chaos, temporarily closing a major airport and delaying road and rail journeys.

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Blizzards, freezing rain hit north China

Blizzards, freezing rain hit north China

http://news.xinhuanet.com
2012-11-04

BEIJING, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) — Beijing authorities released a citywide orange alert and regional red alert concerning blizzards early on Sunday morning as a cold spell swept across northern China.

China has a four-tier color-coded snow warning system: red, orange, yellow and blue, red being the most serious.

By 10 a.m. on Sunday, the capital had received an average daily precipitation of over 58 mm, a post-1951 record for the city during China’s Nov.-March winter period, according to the Beijing Meteorological Center.

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Housing crisis looms as storm victims battle cold

Housing crisis looms as storm victims battle cold

http://www.reuters.com
Nov 4, 2012

A housing crisis loomed in New York City as victims of superstorm Sandy struggled on Sunday without heat in near-freezing temperatures, and officials fretted displaced residents would not be able to vote in Tuesday’s presidential election.

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Once-in-century October snow across South Australia

Once-in-century October snow across SA

http://www.weatherzone.com.au
October 11, 2012

Rare at any time, there has been October snow across some southern areas of South Australia.

The weather bureau in Adelaide said the last reports of snowfall in the Adelaide and neighbouring Mount Lofty Ranges region in October were a century ago.
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Snow blankets the greater Sydney region

http://www.abc.net.au
12 October, 2012

Snow has fallen across a large part of NSW and the ACT, closing roads and disrupting public transport.

Goulburn residents woke to snow this morning, as did people in Katoomba, Mt Blackheath, Mt Victoria and Mittagong. There have been reports of snow in the Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands, while Canberra has received 10 centimetres.
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Snow hits Australia in the middle of Spring

http://www.bbc.co.uk
12 October, 2012

A cold snap has covered parts of Australia’s east coast with a blanket of snow, in the middle of spring.

Motorists were left stranded in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, while power lines were downed, trees uprooted and ferries cancelled due to high winds and hail in coastal areas.

Residents in Katoomba described the snowfall as the heaviest they had seen.
See BBC video here

Sydney shivers through coldest September morning in 17 years

Sydney shivers through coldest September morning in 17 years

http://www.weatherzone.com.au
September 1, 2012

On the first day of spring it was shivering cold in Sydney, with the city experiencing its coldest September morning in 17 years.

This makes it the coldest morning of the year, and the coldest start to spring in 45 years.

Both Canberra Airport and Goulburn also experienced their coldest September nights on records, plummetting to -6.8 degrees and -7.4 degrees respectively.

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Coldest August night on record for parts of the UK

Coldest August night on record for parts of the UK

http://www.itv.com
31 Aug 2012

Some of us just had our coldest August night on record. Temperatures fell into single figures for most of the UK – low enough for a touch of ground frost in rural spots this morning.

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