Argentina: Serious frosts have led to a declaration of agricultural emergency and disaster

Agricultural emergency declared in NEA Argentina

Serious frosts in NEA Argentina have led to a declaration of agricultural emergency and disaster for the region.

Entre Ríos governor Sergio Urribarri said he had met with president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to set out a diagnosis of the situation and plan short-to-medium term goals. He said around citrus 2,000 growers have been affected by the frosts, which impacts on 12,000 workers

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Victoria, Australia: State Shivers and City Chill Sets In

State Shivers and City Chill Sets In
June 20, 2012

…Forecasters said many towns recorded below average temperatures last night, particularly in the north-east, while the frost threatened to damage crops.

Mount Baw Baw dipped to minus 6 degrees, while Mount Hotham, Omeo and Rutherglen reached minus 5 degrees, Mr Efron said.

Wangaratta recorded its lowest temperature for five years, falling to minus 4.6 degrees, and Redesdale, near Castlemaine, shivered through its coldest morning in six years, with minus 3.7 degrees, Weatherzone said.

Melbourne recorded a minimum temperature of 4.7 degrees — two degrees below average — at 12.15am…

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South Africa: Get out the gloves and coats

Get out the gloves and coats
11 June, 2012

WINTER took an icy grip on the country at the weekend and the authorities cautioned against extreme weather conditions.

Yesterday the Weather Service in Eastern Cape warned of intense cold, with snowfalls and rough seas, and gales.

Warnings were also issued for the Free State, where very cold conditions are expected, and in Western Cape, which will also experience rough seas.

At least three people have been reported killed, and more than 170 made homeless as a result of fires as people tried to keep themselves warm in temperatures that plummeted to -1C in Gauteng at the weekend.

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Arctic Cold Blasts in South American Regions

Arctic Cold Blasts in South American Regions
June 7, 2012

Brasilia, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Record cold winter temperatures have come to South America this year, in places such as the town of Quaraí in the Brazilian region known as the Western Frontier, where a temperature of 2.2 degrees Celsius, the lowest of the year, was registered.

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Christchurch, New Zealand: Coldest day in 130 years of records

Coldest day in 130 years of records
7 June 2012

The National Institute of Water amd Atmospheric Research says the paltry maximum temperature of 0.4 degrees Celsius at Christchurch Airport in the official 24-hour period from 9am yesterday to 9am today is the lowest in more than 130 years of record-keeping.

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Germany: Coldest Start to June in 20 Years

Sunday in NL as cold as Christmas Day

Sunday in NL as cold as Christmas Day
4 June 2012

With a maximum temperature of 11 degrees Celsius, Sunday was the Netherlands’ coldest summer’s day since 1975. Meteorological service Meteo Consult reports that it was just as ‘warm’ on Christmas Day.

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Stockholm sees coldest June day in 84 years

Stockholm sees coldest June day in 84 years
3 Jun 12

Stockholm broke an 84-year-old cold record on Saturday, as the capital’s temperature only reached 6 degrees Celsius, the lowest June maximum daily temperature the city has seen since 1928

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Canberra chilling through coldest May in 50 years

Canberra chilling through coldest May in 50 years
May 29, 2012

Nights in Canberra have been so cold this month that the national capital is having its coldest May in 51 years and second coldest May on record, according to

Overnight minimum temperatures have averaged -0.2 of a degree, compared to the long-term norm of 3.1 degrees.

The last time May averaged a minimum this low was in 1961, when it was -0.2 of a degree.

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Australia: Cold snap to slow winter veg production

Cold snap to slow winter veg production
May 30, 2012

A north Queensland agricultural group says the recent cold snap will delay the winter vegetable season by almost two weeks.

Weather bureau figures show maximum temperatures for the region over the past four days have been about eight degrees Celsius below average and there has been significant rain.

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