Emergency Aid In Russia To Combat Effects Of Extended Cold

Emergency Aid In Russia To Combat Effects Of Extended Cold

April 3, 2012

The Voice of Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered the government to start preparing emergency aid for Tajikistan to help tackle the aftermath of an unusually cold and long winter, his web site said on Friday.

Earlier in the day, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon requested aid at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Putin “pledged that emergency humanitarian assistance will be rendered as soon as possible,” his website said.

Many roads and bridges were also damaged or destroyed as a result of a long spell of cold weather.

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Cold Weather in Turkey Raises Electricity Prices to Record High

Cold Weather in Turkey Raises Electricity Prices to Record High

February 15, 2012

ISTANBUL, TURKEY–February 15, 2012–Researched by Industrial Info Re-sources (Sugar Land, Texas)–Turkish consumers could see their electricity bills swell in the coming month as an ongoing cold spell, accompanied by heavy snowfall, takes a toll on the country’s natural gas supply, a key resource for electricity production.

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Colosseum closed in rare cold snap

Colosseum closed in rare cold snap

February 4, 2012

A rare snowfall blanketed Rome on Friday, forcing the closure of the Colosseum over fears tourists would slip on the icy ruins, and leaving buses struggling to climb the city’s slushy hills. Other parts of the country experienced frigid temperatures unseen in years.

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Record cold snap grips Korea for second day

Record cold snap grips Korea for second day

February 2, 2012

Freezing weather across Korea burst water meters and disrupted a transport line as the country grappled with an unusually severe cold spell on Thursday.

Temperatures fell to minus 17 C, a 55-year low for February weather, in Seoul and to the lowest level since meteorological records began in some regions of the country in the morning, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said.

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Sydney finally cracks 30 degrees!

Sydney finally cracks 30 degrees

January 30, 2012

Sydney has just ended its longest summer spell below 30 degrees in 15 years, weatherzone.com.au reports.

After a 60-day break, Sydney has finally reached 30 degrees, ending the longest summer run below 30 since 1996/97. In that summer there were 61 consecutive days below 30 degrees.

The record number of consecutive summer days below 30 degrees is 90, set in 1952/53. During that summer, not one day reached 30 degrees.

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Record cold in South America causes loss of human life, cattle deaths and gas shortages

175 people killed in South America record cold spell

20 July 2010

…At least 175 people have died in the coldest winter in South America in recent years, officials in six affected countries…

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Thousands of cattle lost


…The polar wave that has trapped the Southern Cone of South America has caused an estimated one hundred deaths and killed thousands of cattle, according to the latest reports on Monday from Argentina, south of Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia…

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Argentine Industries Face Gas Shortages as Record Cold Spurs Demand


…Argentine industrial users such as Dow Chemical Co. are suffering gas shortages amid a record cold winter in the Latin American country where temperatures fell below those in the South Pole…


India Meteorological Department: “It could turn out to be the coldest Calcutta winter ever.”

It’s 11.4 degrees and dipping

December 28, 2009

Calcutta is galloping towards the 10-degree mark with the Celsius on Sunday dipping to a decade’s December low of 11.4 degrees.

The minimum temperature touching three degrees below normal, the weatherman was eyeing the coveted cold reading “within 48 hours”.

An official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Delhi said: “It looked a little uncertain on Saturday, but Sunday’s further fall seems to have sealed the deal, with the minimum temperature likely to be around 10 degrees Celsius by Wednesday. It could turn out to be the coldest Calcutta winter ever.”

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Cold spring worries northern Michigan strawberry growers

Cold spring worries northern Michigan strawberry growers

June 08, 2009

LELAND, Mich. — June or not, it’s been getting pretty cold lately in northern Michigan, and that has some fruit-growers worrying about the effects of frost.

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Winnipeg: Unseasonably-cool weather

Unseasonably-cool weather slows ice cream sales

6th June 2009

Winnipeg is shivering through a June cold spell that was expected yesterday to lead to a record low maximum temperature.

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Australian Outback – coldest May day in 24 years

Cold spells grips outback

May 29, 2009

Parts of outback Australia are shivering through a severe cold spell with daytime temperatures barely reaching 10 degrees on Friday for the second day in a row.

Ernabella in northern SA reached a high of just 10 degrees on Thursday, their coldest day in two years and coldest May day in over 10 years. Tourists visiting Ulura may have been ill prepared for a high of just 13 degrees, the Rock’s coldest day in two years and coldest May day in 24 years.

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