Video – Rare June snow covered summer lawns and flower beds.
9 June 2016 – The Finnish Meteorological Institute official findings snowfall at Inari Saariselkä the amount of snow was 8 centimeters and at Rovaniemi airport five centimeters, says YLE meteorologist Matti Huutonen.
Two days in a row.
Monday’s low of -7.7 degrees broke the previous record May low of -6.1 at the old Lithgow weather station at Birdwood Street and -5.9 at the new Cooerwull site.
Tuesday morning’s -6.1 degrees also would have equaled or beaten the previous May minimum records.
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Snow is coming and lots of frost! The cold will increase.
8 June 2016 – Southern Brazil has seen record temperatures below zero since June 3. On Tuesday, the lowest in Brazil was 2.2 ° C below zero in Santa Catarina. The temperature also fell below zero in Bom Jardim da Serra, Rio Rufino and Urubici.
The National Institute of Meteorology also recorded a negative temperature in Cruz Alta of -0.9 ° C. General Carneiro, Paraná, recorded 0.9 ° C below zero.
Meanwhile, there is the possibility of snow in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina mountains, which did not receive snow in 2015.
Santa Catarina windchill of -18 ° C at dawn
Would be just the fourth time since 1954 that Vermont’s Mount Mansfield has had a measurable amount of snow in June.
In the village of Lake Placid, New York, outdoor stores are stocked with gear for swimming, canoeing and cycling. But the forecast calls for snow in nearby mountains.
Snow. In June.
The River Seine is flooding.
The streets of Paris nearby the river are now canals of water and residents are fleeing their buildings.
As a precaution, local officials have also closed Paris’s Louvre museum and the Musée d’Orsay to save historic artworks from the rising floodwaters.
Staff are evacuating tens of thousands of “reserve” paintings and sculptures for underground store rooms.
The Independent reports that as part of its emergency plan, the Louvre has 72 hours to remove works in its underground reserve. The Musee d’Orsay has 96 hours. Both museums held drills this year to rehearse for a flow with floods.
Some are saying it’s the city’s worst flood in decades.
Sydneysiders awoke to record cold weather and frost on Monday.
Richmond airport had its coldest morning since 1987 at -2.1C, the coldest morning for May on record in 23 years of data. The previous was -1.4C in May 2011.
Several sites in Sydney experienced their coldest May morning in 20 years.
So far this year, more than one million animals have been killed by the dzud. The word conjures up an image of a mythical monster, but it is a peculiar weather phenomenon and the fear of herders on the Mongolian steppes, as journalist Helen Wright reports.
The piles of dead, frozen sheep and goats lie stacked against the rocks, just out of sight.
They are victims of the dzud, an unseen and brutal natural disaster unique to Mongolia where a summer drought combines with a harsh winter and vast numbers of livestock die from either starvation or cold.
The last dzud in 2010 killed eight million animals. It is thought to descend in five-yearly cycles and each time it wreaks havoc.
“We are trying so hard to keep them alive,” 50-year-old herder Bayankhand Myagmar says, talking about her dead sheep and goats. “But nothing we do is working.”
In Mongolia it hasn’t rained since last July and this winter temperatures dropped to as low as -50C for days on end. Snowfall covered up to 60% of the country and fell heavier than usual.
Cold afflicts people of high Andean zones
Imminent danger of low temperatures prompts state-of-emergency declaration for two districts in the Huancavelica region.
According to the Presidency of Council of Ministers, districts are Pilpichaca emergency declared – Huaytará and New Occoro – Huancavelica.
“Winter” returned with a vengeance this morning, with heavy snow as low as 1000m in places in the central and western Alps.
The highest snowfall totals are expected in the western Alps (e.g. Zermatt, Cervinia) where 20-50 cm(8 to 20 inches) is expected quite widely by the end of today above 2000 m, with 70 cm+ (27 inches plus) possible very locally!
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