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Down-under, Australia, especially Eastern Australia, is experiencing a heatwave, which has caused some devastating fires in Tasmania.
Hobart recorded it’s hottest day in 132 years of records just before 2pm today, with 41.3˚C. This broke the previous record of 40.8˚C recorded on January 4, 1976.Sydney is heading for a high temperature also. The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting 43º for Sydney's Western Suburbs. That will be nothing like the record in 1939.
THE coldest weather for 30 years has brought temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius and left about 260,000 people in need of emergency aid in northern China's Inner Mongolia region, state media says.And a China Update:
The cold spell killed at least two people and about 180,000 head of livestock, affecting some 770,000 people across Inner Mongolia since late December, the Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. (Source AAP)
Temperatures in China have plunged to their lowest in almost three decades, cold enough to freeze coastal waters and trap 1,000 ships in ice, official media said at the weekend.
Since late November the country has shivered at an average of minus 3.8 degrees Celsius, 1.3 degrees colder than the previous average, and the chilliest in 28 years, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday, citing the China Meteorological Administration.
Bitter cold has even frozen the sea in Laizhou Bay on the coast of Shandong province in the east, stranding nearly 1,000 ships, the China Daily newspaper reported. (UK Daily Mail)
And the Sub-continent:
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- More than 100 people have died of exposure as northern India deals with historically cold temperatures. (Associated Press)
For the thousands of homeless in the city, this record-breaking winter is turning out to be a sore trial. As the mercury stayed at a 44-year daytime low through Wednesday, they bore their misery huddled on pavements, spaces under flyovers, and in open grounds as there was not enough space to house all of them at the city's 150 night shelters. (Times of India)Korea is also suffering:
SEOUL - A prolonged cold spell sent the mercury plummeting throughout South Korea Thursday, with temperatures dropping to their lowest levels in decades, the country's weather agency said.Bulgaria records four record lows:
The South Korean capital city of Seoul recorded a temperature of minus 16.5º Celsius in the morning, the lowest in 27 years since a minus 16.9º C was recorded in 1986, the Korea Meteorological Administration said. (interaksyon.com)
Four temperature records were registered Thursday morning by Bulgaria's national weather service, as a cold wave grippedBulgaria, the country.Before the rabid alarmists start blaming Australia's heat wave on man's emissions of the vital-to-life carbon dioxide, NCTCS blog recommends that they look at the rest of the world.
The coldest location and one of the temperature records is the weste
rn city of Kyustendil with -19 degrees Centigrate, said the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology.
The other three records were registered at the central town of Kazanlak (-14.8ºC), south-western city of Blagoevgrad (-13.5 C), and north-western city of Montana (-11.8ºC).
The situation in north-eastern Bulgaria remains complicated due to low temperatures, snow drifts and ice, with some roads impassible. (novinite.com)