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Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia set new February heat records

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia set new February heat records

It’s been unusually warm for so early in the year across parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Temps in the upper 20s, low 30s are common late February into March across the southern region. But early week has of 37 to 40C are exceptional and record breaking. Blame early summer-like 850mb temps over Saudi Arabia with […]

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CWG: Winds have caused all kinds of weather mayhem at the Winter Olympics. Here’s why.

Written by on February 14, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
CWG: Winds have caused all kinds of weather mayhem at the Winter Olympics. Here’s why.

Article from Capital Weather Gang By Jason Samenow February 14 at 1:18 PM Punishing winds have made life miserable for athletes and spectators at the Winter Olympics. As winds howled to 50 mph in PyeongChang, South Korea, on Wednesday, NPR reported emergency alerts buzzed on mobile phones, debris flung through the air, fences toppled, an […]

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Kazakhstan shivers but it’s 35C ABOVE normal in far east Siberia

Written by on January 31, 2018 in Asia, Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
Kazakhstan shivers but it’s 35C ABOVE normal in far east Siberia

While many parts of central and southeast Asia are enduring bitter cold, it’s anything but in far eastern Siberia. While -20 to -30C is common in late January, temperatures have went off the scale warm. With temperatures of 5 to 6C above freezing, these are new monthly high temperatures for some easternmost Siberian communities and […]

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China shivers at -50C, Shanghai sees heaviest snow in 10 years!

Written by on January 31, 2018 in Asia, Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
China shivers at -50C, Shanghai sees heaviest snow in 10 years!

It’s been bitterly cold across much of China with the southward extent of the arctic air reaching unusually far south. The chill has even made it to Shanghai where they’ve received the first snowfall in 5 years and heaviest in 10 years. Freezing temperatures made it into China’s typically balmy sub tropical region. In the […]

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Following biggest snow in 4 years, Tokyo shivers in coldest night since 1970

Written by on January 25, 2018 in Asia, Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
Following biggest snow in 4 years, Tokyo shivers in coldest night since 1970

Back on Monday Tokyo was hit by up to 9 inches of snow making it their biggest snowfall since 2014 while FEET of snow continues to pile into the central Alps west of the city due to ongoing arctic winds blowing across the Sea of Japan. Tokyo hit by heaviest snow since 2014 https://t.co/9Rch5Ly7Dl pic.twitter.com/zzSCUrnOWu […]

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WORLD WEATHER: Kazakhstan blizzard, Warmest Jan day for New Brunswick, -60C Siberia

WORLD WEATHER: Kazakhstan blizzard, Warmest Jan day for New Brunswick, -60C Siberia

Lot’s of extremes in the world of weather these days. A few days ago a severe windstorm with blizzard conditions hit the Kazakhstan capital of Astana. *World Weather* Intense blizzard conditions in Astana, Kazakhstan on January 11! Video: IC Service / Le courrier de Russie pic.twitter.com/FIqnACCQWk — severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) January 13, 2018 #Teacher goes missing […]

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Oymyakon, Siberia Recieves first -50C in November since 2010

Written by on November 26, 2017 in Asia, Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
Oymyakon, Siberia Recieves first -50C in November since 2010

The pole of cold is shivering in the deep freeze a little earlier this year. Following an exceptionally warm start to autumn, Siberia has turned bitter. This week has seen the first -50C of the season in the Northern Hemisphere (outside Greenland). The coldest inhabited place on earth, Oymyakon dipped to -52C in recent days. That’s the lowest […]

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Highly Active Atlantic Shuts, Quiet West Pacific Presents Record Heat to Taiwan

Written by on October 2, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
Highly Active Atlantic Shuts, Quiet West Pacific Presents Record Heat to Taiwan

When it comes to writing about Taiwan weather, it’s usually regarding typhoons and or rainfall. This time it’s about heat and it appears the capital set a new national heat record for the month of September on Wednesday with a high of 38.5C. This surpasses the Taiwan September record of 37.8C set back in 2014. […]

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Shanghai breaks 2013 record setting new all-time record high of 40.9C (105F)

Written by on July 25, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
Shanghai breaks 2013 record setting new all-time record high of 40.9C (105F)

Article from Channel NewsAsia July 22, 2017 SHANGHAI: Shanghai sweltered under a new record high of 40.9°C (105°F) on Friday (Jul 21), authorities said as they issued a weather “red alert” over a stubborn heat wave that has plagued much of the country. Hospitals in the city have reported increased numbers of patients suffering from […]

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Baghdad, Iraq nears all-time record with high of 50.2C

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
Baghdad, Iraq nears all-time record with high of 50.2C

Hot times in Iraq with Baghdad touching a record 50.2C (122F), close to the all-time record of 51C (123F) set last year. Even in the foothills of Iraq’s far North, records or even all-time record highs were record on July 22.  

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