Lapland experiences record freeze

Lapland experiences record freeze
28 January 2013

Record low temperatures have been recorded in Finnish Lapland, with the mercury plummeting to -36.1 degrees Celsius overnight. The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) registered the new low at Kevojärvi in Utsjoki

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Wild winter in Arctic Britain as our four-legged and feathered friends make the most of the snow

Wild winter in Arctic Britain as our four-legged and feathered friends make the most of the snow
24 Jan 2013

It’s not just people who are hit by the big freeze.

The severe weather has brought a wild winter for everyone.

Animals have to cope with it too and – just like us – some of them love romping around in the white stuff while others find it more of a challenge.

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Finland: Deep freeze records set across the country

Deep freeze records set across the country
18 January 2013

Arctic temperatures plunged many parts of Finland into a winter deep freeze Thursday night. However the all-time cold record for the season still stands at -34.7 degrees Celsius, set in Kiutaköngäs, Kuusamo in December.

Thursday night’s extreme cold set new temperature records across Finland. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute record low temperatures were recorded in Uusimaa, southern Karelia and the Häme region.

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Tokyo struggles with heavy snowfall

Tokyo struggles with heavy snowfall
15 Jan 2013

Heavy snow that blanketed eastern Japan over the holiday weekend left one man dead and 900 others injured, as Tokyo commuters took to the slippery streets on Tuesday.

A low-pressure system, dubbed a “bomb cyclone” by local press, dumped 8cm of snow in nine hours, the heaviest snowfall in the region since January 2006, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It left 13cm of snow in neighbouring Yokohama, while mountainous areas around Tokyo saw up to 30cm.

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Snow turns much of Lebanon white

Snow turns much of Lebanon white
January 10, 2013

BEIRUT: Snow blanketed much of Lebanon Thursday after a fierce overnight snowstorm, with many people trapped in remote villages by blizzards.

Snow settled on the Lebanese coast, in north and south, in a rare appearance in over a decade as the country experienced record low temperatures.

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Brrr! China’s coldest winter in decades at new low

Brrr! China’s coldest winter in decades at new low
January 5, 2013

BEIJING — China is experiencing unusual chills this winter with its national average temperature hitting the lowest in 28 years, and snow and ice have closed highways, canceled flights, stranded tourists and knocked out power in several provinces.

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Alaska: Anchorage on track to set record for coldest January

Anchorage on track to set record for coldest January
28 January 2012

It has been so cold for so long in Anchorage that the chill has settled into the bones of daily life.

At Skinny Raven, $189 ankle-length down Skhoop ski skirts sell briskly. Plumbers who unfreeze pipes and thaw washing machines are too busy to talk.

Meteorologists agree: January is on track to be one of the most frigid months on record in Alaska history, according to the National Weather Service.

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