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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Vegie price soars with cold spell

Vegie price soars with cold spell

http://www.qt.com.au
25th August 2012

COLD weather has caused vegetable prices to skyrocket and some crops have reached “one-in-10-year” heights.
The booming prices have provided some much-needed relief to vegetable farmers across the Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim.

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Skiers and snowboarders rejoice as Gore Effect hits Australia!

Al Gore praises inspirational Australia

Canberra Times
August 21, 2012

…Labelling Australia one of the “canaries in the coalmine” for the effects of global warming, Mr Gore told a breakfast launch in Canberra of a new Climate Commission report there was much cause for optimism about global efforts to solve the problem…

Snowy businesses gear up for bumper week

Weatherzone
August 20, 2012

Business operators in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains are gearing up for the biggest week of the season after the best snowfalls in nearly 10 years

Snow flurries as state hit by cold blast

News.com.au
August 18, 2012

SKIERS and snowboarders were last night rejoicing – Thredbo reported more than 60cm of new snow since Thursday afternoon.

Snow flurries were also recorded across much of inland NSW, including Canberra, Katoomba and Oberon as the cold front moved north.

The Great Western Highway between Bathurst and Mount Lambie was closed in both directions earlier this morning due to alpine conditions.

Strong winds also battered Sydney yesterday as another cold front rolled across the state, sending temperatures plunging, cutting power supplies and bringing down trees…

Bureau of Meteorology says Sydney set for a cold, cold, weekend

Bureau of Meteorology says Sydney set for a cold, cold, weekend

http://www.heraldsun.com.au
August 10, 2012

…But the cold snap is not all bad news, producing the heaviest snowfalls so far this winter over the southern ranges.

“Fresh snow over the past two days has averaged around 20cm across downhill ski resorts, the heaviest snowfall in over a month,” The Weather Channel’s senior meteorologist Tom Saunders said.

“The higher slopes of Perisher have received the most snow with around 50cm but lower resorts and slopes have only picked up about 10cm.”

Perisher Resort recorded its highest snow depth reading since 2004…

Read more here

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