Germany: Coldest Start to June in 20 Years

Germany: Coldest Start to June in 20 Years

http://www.welt.de
04 June 12

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Record-low temperatures cause sauerkraut disaster in Germany

Record-low temperatures cause sauerkraut disaster in Germany

http://www2.macleans.ca
February 22, 2012

The cold is doing more than snapping temperature records—it’s also playing havoc with daily life. Last week, drivers on the autobahn near Frankfurt were stuck in a 10-km long traffic jam when a truck carrying sauerkraut spilled its load after being involved in a multi-vehicle accident. The pickled cabbage froze instantly and formed such a bond with the highway surface that it took four hours for emergency workers to scrape away the mess.

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Germany: Hamburg lake draws 100,000 skating fans

Hamburg lake draws 100,000 skating fans

http://www.thelocal.de
February 11, 2012

Some 100,000 skating fans were celebrating winter Saturday afternoon in Hamburg with an ice party on the outer Alster, one of two artificial lakes running through the city.

The festivities started Friday and run through Sunday. It’s being billed as Germany’s largest winter party and occurs when the river freezes over sufficiently to support a crowd.

The last outer Alster festival was 15 years ago. Weeks of below freezing temperature have made this year’s party possible.

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Germany in coldest December in 40 years

Germany in coldest December in 40 years

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn
December 31, 2010

Germany has experienced the coldest December in more than 40 years, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Thursday.

The average temperature in December was 4.3 degrees below the past records on average, the DWD said. People have never seen such a freezing December since 1969.

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Berlin sees most snow in December since 1900s

Berlin sees most snow in December since 1900s

http://news.xinhuanet.com
2010-12-29

BERLIN, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) — German capital Berlin has experienced more snow this month than any other December of past 110 years, as more bitter cold is expected in the country’s east, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Tuesday.

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Berlin faces record cold start to December

Berlin faces record cold start to December

http://www.thelocal.de
1 Dec 10

Berlin is set for the coldest start to December on record, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Wednesday, as freezing temperatures and snow continued to cause transport chaos across the country.

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Subfreezing weather batters Europe, causing deaths and travel havoc

Subfreezing weather batters Europe, causing deaths and travel havoc

http://cnews.canoe.ca
December 20, 2009

WARSAW, Poland – Snowstorms and subfreezing temperatures have battered Europe, killing 29 people in Poland alone and wreaking havoc on air, train and car travellers from the Nordics to Italy on the last weekend before Christmas.

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All-time October low recorded in Bavaria

All-time October low recorded in Bavaria

http://www.thelocal.de
20 Oct 09

Meteorologists on Tuesday morning recorded the lowest ever October temperature in Germany, as the mercury dipped to a chilly -24.3 degrees Celsius in Bavaria’s Berchtesgaden national park.

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Madrid airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather

Madrid airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather

http://www.watoday.com.au
January 10, 2009

A rare, heavy snowfall in central Spain closed Madrid’s airport and paralysed traffic in the city and several German rivers were frozen over as much of Europe remained in the grip of Siberian conditions on Friday.

The bitter cold which has embraced the much of the continent since the end of last year comes amid Russian gas cuts to several European countries.

But not everyone was unhappy about the cold snap, as people in the Netherlands rediscovered the pleasures of skating along the iced-over canals.

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Europe shivers at record low temperatures

Europe shivers at record low temperatures

http://macedoniaonline.eu
08 January 2009

Temperatures plunged to record lows in Germany and heavy snow forced normally sunny Marseille to close its international airport as freezing winter weather gripped much of Europe on Wednesday.

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