Extreme cold

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Mongolia in the grip of one of its most extreme winters on record

Mongolia is in the grip of one of its most extreme winters on record, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), with temperatures forecast to plunge to -50 °C (-58 °F). The severe cold has killed more than 500...

January 22, 2021

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Yakutia sees longest cold spell in 14 years as Siberia quivers through abnormally harsh temperatures

The Siberian region of Yakutia has shivered through its longest cold spell in 14 years, with temperatures plunging below -40 °C (-40 °F) during the middle of December 2020. The area is currently in the grip of an abnormally long period of harsh cold that is...

January 19, 2021

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Freezing temperatures in Saudi Arabia's Asir for the first time since 1971

Freezing temperatures and snowfall have been reported in Saudi Arabia's Asir Province on January 10, 2021, leaving urban areas, mountains, and deserts covered in snow. The temperatures in the region dropped below -2 °C (28.4 °F) for the first time in 50...

January 14, 2021

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Dal Lake freezes, Srinagar records coldest night in 30 years as severe cold wave grips Kashmir, India

Kashmir's Dal Lake froze on Thursday, January 14, 2021, while capital Srinagar recorded its coldest night in 30 years as a severe cold wave gripped the valley. The summer capital registered a low of -8.4 °C (16.9°F), the coldest since 1991 when...

January 14, 2021

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Hong Kong records its coldest temperature since 1988, large scale crop damage reported

Hong Kong has registered its coldest temperature since 1988 as the mercury in Ta Kwu Ling hit 0.9 °C (33.6 °F) on Wednesday morning, January 13, 2021. According to The Standard, temperatures plummeted below the freezing point in some parts of New Territories...

January 13, 2021

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Slow recovery after worst snowstorm since 1971 hits Spain

A moist, low-pressure weather system over the Atlantic ocean collided with a cold air mass sitting over western Europe on January 7 and 8, 2021, resulting in heavy rainfall and flash floods in southern parts of Spain, and the heaviest snowfall in central, northern,...

January 12, 2021

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Historic cold wave and heavy snow hit South Korea

A cold snap has gripped South Korea, bringing more than 0.3 m (1 foot) of snow and prompting a cold warning in Seoul for the first time in 57 years on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Heavy snowfall paralyzed roads in Seoul, leaving residents stranded in an hour....

January 11, 2021

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Intense cold waves bring rare snowfall to Taiwan

An intense cold wave is affecting parts of Taiwan over the past couple of days, with temperatures dropping below 10 °C (50 °F) and rare snow and freezing temperatures at higher elevations. In just 17 hours to Friday morning, January 8, 2021, local...

January 10, 2021

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Historic snow engulfs capital Madrid just 2 days after Spain registered its coldest temperature on record

A powerful winter storm named Filomena by the Spanish Meteorological Agency -- AEMET -- is affecting the Iberian Peninsula, bringing record cold temperatures, heavy rain, and historic snow. Capital Madrid was one of several Spanish regions on red alert, a historic...

January 09, 2021

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Beijing records coldest morning since 1966, China

The mercury pummeled to -19.6 °C (-3.3 °F) in China's capital Beijing on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021, marking the city's coldest morning since 1966, when the mercury dipped to -27.4 °C (-17.3 °F). Early Thursday morning, half of...

January 07, 2021

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Iberian Peninsula sets new all-time record low, Storm Filomena to drop historic snow over capital Madrid

Spain registered its coldest temperature on record on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, with the mercury in Catalan Pyrenees station dropping to -34.1 °C (-29.4 °F), breaking the previous record set on February 2, 1956. Historic snow is also expected in the...

January 07, 2021

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Historic low temperatures sweep North India, a month's worth of rain in a day hits Delhi

Heavy rains, snow, and persisting cold wave have been creating difficult conditions for people in northwestern India-- in Delhi, heavy rains surpassed its monthly average for January of 21.7 mm (0.8 inches) when Safdarjung observatory recorded more than 25.1 mm (0.9...

January 04, 2021

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Siberia gripped by extreme, record-breaking cold for a week

Extreme cold temperatures rip through the Siberian region, with the mercury dropping to record lows for an entire week into Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Air temperatures as piercing as -51 °C (-59.8 °F) have been holding for a week, and record low...

December 30, 2020

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Major Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event expected as we enter 2021

A major Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event is predicted to occur as we start the new year. If the models are correct, we can expect prolonged extremely cold temperatures to affect parts of the northern hemisphere by mid-January. SSW refers to a rapid rise in...

December 23, 2020

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Early-season snow and freezing temperatures hit Mexico's Chihuahua

The first snowfall of the season has arrived in Chihuahua, Mexico, on October 27, 2020, accompanied by rains and below-freezing temperatures as low as -8 °C (17.6 °F). According to meteorologists, the phenomenon was unusual for the month of October. While...

October 29, 2020

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Montana records coldest temperature ever this early in the season in contiguous U.S.

The station in Potomac, Montana reported a temperature of -33 °C (-29 °F) on Sunday morning, October 25, 2020-- the coldest ever temperature in the contiguous U.S. this early in the season, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed. "It's...

October 29, 2020

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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