Harsh Winter Kills 40 Children in Afghanistan

Harsh Winter Kills 40 Children in Afghanistan

February 19, 2012

A harsh winter has killed almost 40 children in Afghanistan in the past month, most of them in refugee camps in Kabul with aid groups warning Sunday of more deaths as temperatures keep falling.

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Dozens killed as icy weather grips Japan

Dozens killed as icy weather grips Japan

February 2, 2012

Heavy snow that has blanketed northern Japan for weeks, triggering avalanches and affecting transport networks, has left at least 55 people dead.

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Cold strikes Argentina’s blueberries

Cold strikes Argentina’s blueberries


A chill has been blowing through Argentina’s blueberry industry the last couple of years, and this season may be worse yet, according to suppliers.

“This past August has been the coldest August in history for Concordia and Tucuman (Argentina’s two earliest blueberry regions),” said Ulises Sabato, owner of Blueberries SA in Concordia and partner in Fresh Results LLC in Weston, Fla. “We had 25 frost controls during the month, between mid-July to the end of August. That’s a huge number.”

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Adelaide’s coldest winter in 13 years

Adelaide’s coldest winter in 13 years

August 25, 2010

A 20-degree day is finally in sight for Adelaide, whose residents are enduring their coldest winter in 13 years, according to weatherzone.com.au.

Adelaide has not reached 20 degrees since May 24th, three months ago. If it doesn’t get that warm by next Wednesday this will be the first winter in seven years without reaching 20 degrees.

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Scotland: coldest winter for 30 years

Scotland braced for more snow

22 February 2010

MORE snow is forecast this week as Scotland shivers in what is shaping up to be the coldest winter for 30 years.

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Scotland records coldest winter

Scotland records coldest winter

2 February 2010

Scotland has suffered some of the coldest winter months in almost 100 years, the Met Office has confirmed.

By combining the temperatures of January and December it showed they were the coldest since 1914 – the year data started being logged.

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Siberian winds usher in record lows in Beijing

Siberian winds usher in record lows in Beijing

The Age, January 4, 2010

A FREEZING cold front swept over much of northern China on Sunday with snowstorms snarling traffic and air travel, while some of the coldest temperatures in decades were forecast for coming days.

Gale-force winds sweeping down from Siberia could result in temperatures as low as minus 16 degrees in the capital today, the Beijing meteorological station said.

Such temperatures are believed to be the coldest in the capital in 40 years.

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