Extreme cold

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'Very intense' Antarctic air to bring historic cold and snow across wide swaths of South America

A "very intense" Antarctic air mass is forecast to spread across wide swaths of South America this week, with the potential to bring historical cold and snow, MetSul warned. The cold blast will sweep across a large portion of Argentina and reach Brazil,...

August 19, 2020

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Brazil gripped by historic August cold, another round of cold blast to hit next week

Residents in Brazil are grappling with historically cold August, resulting in intense frost sweeping through many areas in Santa Catarina. Another round of extreme cold blast is set to hit next week, affecting a large portion of the southern region. All-time cold...

August 14, 2020

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Norway records coldest summer in nearly 60 years

Residents in Norway have been reeling from the country's coldest summer in nearly 30 to 60 years. By early July, more than 10 m (32 feet) of snow accumulated in parts of the southern region, which was unprecedented for this time of the year. According to state...

July 29, 2020

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Record cold temperatures hit Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, Brazil

Brazil's southern states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina-- in which at least 23 municipalities saw minimal negatives-- registered scores of record cold temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14 and 15, 2020. The mercury plummeted to -10 °C (14...

July 17, 2020

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Record snow and freezing temperatures hit parts of South America

Parts of South America were hit by record snow accumulations and below-freezing temperatures this week. This included Mendoza City in Argentina, which recorded about 1.5 m (5 feet) of snow-- the highest volume of snow in the city this early in the season. The Andes...

July 11, 2020

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Adelaide shivers through coldest June morning in 76 years, Australia

Adelaide residents woke up to the city's coldest June morning in 76 years as the Bureau of Meteorology's (BOM) West Terrace station recorded a minimum of 0.9 °C (33.6 °F) around 05:30 LT on June 10 (20:00 UTC on June 9, 2020). The state capital's...

June 11, 2020

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Late season snow and unusually cold May temperatures from North America to Europe

A late-season cold blast has been dumping spring snow from North America to parts of Europe since early May, causing records to tumble in several areas as the cold Arctic air ripped through west to east. The intense Arctic outbreak brought rare snow and record cold...

May 18, 2020

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Arctic outbreak unleashes rare snow and record cold in parts of northeastern U.S. and Canada

An intense Arctic outbreak has brought rare May snow and record cold temperatures to parts of the northeast U.S. and Ontario, Canada, over the weekend. Cold temperatures are expected to remain for much of this week before warmer air returns to the eastern U.S., but...

May 11, 2020

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Intense Arctic outbreak expected over much of Ontario, Canada and parts of eastern U.S. -- record cold, rare May snow expected

Intense Arctic air outbreak is expected over much of Ontario, Canada, and the eastern parts of the United States-- possibly bringing record cold temperatures in some areas late this week into the next. The cold outbreak may also allow for some rare May snow in parts...

May 06, 2020

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Records tumble as cold blast sweeps across Australia

A cold front is sweeping across Australia following its fifth warmest April on record, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said. Parts of Victoria are set to experience their coldest start to May; New South Wales is being hit with blizzard conditions and below-freezing...

May 01, 2020

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Cold outbreak smashes hundreds of records in U.S., heavy snow continues for central region

A severe cold outbreak has gripped wide swaths of the U.S., breaking hundreds of all-time records, particularly the worst-hit states in the Midwest. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), heavy snow will continue in the Central Rockies before streaking...

April 16, 2020

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Destructive frost hits SE Europe, one of the coldest April mornings in a decade

The northern Balkans experienced one of their coldest April mornings in a decade on Thursday, April 2, 2020, as destructive frost hit many parts of SE Europe during the time of blossoming trees. Many vineyards and fruit plantations across southeastern Europe...

April 04, 2020

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Cold outbreak intensifies while spreading across east-central Europe

As wintry conditions continue to linger across the Balkan Peninsula, the cold outbreak is expected to intensify while spreading across east-central Europe on March 31, 2020. Long-range models suggest that this might be one of the last cold snaps of such strength for...

March 31, 2020

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Severe frost damage to orchards across northern Italy

Orchards in several regions of northern Italy sustained major damage as a result of the Arctic cold outbreak which started affecting parts of Europe on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Unfortunately, forecast models call for another strong blast starting Monday, March 30....

March 28, 2020

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Arctic cold arrives, bringing early spring snow and extremely low temperatures to much of Europe

A major Arctic cold outbreak has arrived in Europe over the weekend, dumping snow to much of the continent following unusually warm winter. Meteoalarm has issued heavy snow, strong wind, and extremely cold temperature warnings for many countries. The cold is...

March 24, 2020

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Europe braces for intense Arctic cold outbreak after unusually warm winter

A significant Arctic cold outbreak is forecast to spread across much of Europe in the days ahead, ending unusually warm winter season. The cold is expected to last through the end of March, with another blast expected at the beginning of April. Prolonged, dangerous...

March 19, 2020

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Southern Brazil shivers through record breaking, rare summer cold

The city of Sao Joaquim in Santa Catarina, southern Brazil, recorded its fourth frost of summer 2020 in February, according to the municipality's online agency. This was also the second cold blast in the country for the month, which is considered extremely rare....

March 02, 2020