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Hottest Year Evah Update – Unheard Of Snow In Vietnam & Saudi Arabia

February 2, 2016

By Paul Homewood 



I don’t usually get involved with this sort of stuff, every time it snows somewhere. But it does appear that there is some very unusual cold weather about at the moment around the world, as the Ice Age Now website reveals.


First of all, there has been a lot of snow in Vietnam and much of Indo China, something virtually unheard of. The video below shows just how bad it has been.





Then we have heavy (at least by their standards!) snowfall in Saudi Arabia:




Kuwait also saw its first snow in living memory, with temperatures, normally around 20C at this time of year, going down below zero.

We all know about last week’s blizzards on the US east coast, but this week it is the turn of the west, with the snow  expected to move into central States.




Further south, the Mexican government on Friday declared an extraordinary emergency due to low temperatures in 23 of its 32 states.

In recent days, snowfall and temperatures down to -17 ° have been recorded in the north.

On 13 January, a light snow surprised the highlands of Mexico City. The last time it snowed throughout the capital was in 1967.


Meanwhile, Iran has been suffering badly from the cold, with the vice president of  the Red Crescent society reporting that of the 9,515 injured in the country during the last week, 7,450 of the injuries were related to snow.

This included 283 road accidents due to snow and blizzard.


I certainly don’t recall any of these events making much news on the BBC or elsewhere in recent days.



We need also to bear in mind that winter snow extent in the NH has been on the rise for a decade or more.




And so far this winter, little has changed.






With thanks to Robert Felix for putting together this list and more at Ice Age Now.




Thanks to AC Osborn for reminding me of a few more!






















25 Jan 2016 –  Life is almost paralysed by the biting cold in nine upazilas of the district. The poor are burning hay and fallen leaves to keep them warm.

Acting assistant director of Pabna General Hospital, Mahmudur Rahman, said the children had been suffering from pneumonia, cough, asthma, diarrhoea and fever, caused by severe cold.
Besides, nearly 1000 patients, including children, received treatment from  the hospital during the last week for cold-related diseases, he said.









The cold-wave watch has continued for an 8th-straight day in some parts of the country as Monday’s temperatures remain low.
According to the nation’s weather agency, the Monday morning temperatures in Seoul was a bone-chilling minus 14 degrees Celsius, Daegu minus 11, and Busan minus 8.
Korea’s southern regions also received warnings of heavy snow in the morning, while a record 1-hundred-30 centimeters of snow piled up in eastern island of Ulleung-do.
It’s been eight days since ships couldn’t approach or leave the island due to strong winds and waves causing the island to run out of daily necessities.

China also suffers from the harsh cold spell, with some northern provinces reporting seasonal lows of 48 degrees below zero.
Hong Kong saw its coldest day in nearly 60 years on Sunday as the mercury plunged to three degrees Celsius.





Taipei, Jan. 25 (CNA) Hundreds of people who visited mountain areas in Taiwan over the weekend to get a rare glimpse of snow remain trapped because of road closures caused by the snow, local authorities said Monday.
A total of 513 visitors to mountains in Hsinchu County were forced to spend an extra night at their destinations Sunday after roads were closed by 30 centimeters of snow, the Hengshan Police Precinct said.





















  1. February 2, 2016 2:35 pm

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Hell will literally freeze over before alarmists admit that there might just be something in the (inconvenient) satellite temps that show a slight cooling trend this century …… despite record CO2 emissions, this century….

  2. February 2, 2016 2:42 pm

    For those who haven’t seen it

    North Hemisphere –

    Temperature colour key for surface layer.
    Blue = 0 to-30°C, Red = -30 to -60°C
    Green = 0 to +10°C, yellow/green = +10 to +20°C, Brown = +20 to +60°C

    Click on – ‘earth’ for parameters (e.g. for Jet Streams height =250
    Click on ‘globe’ & drag to rotate;
    Click on ‘globe’ – green spot gives – Position, Wind direction & speed, Temperature.
    Click on ‘about’ for more details.

    This is whats driving it & keeping UK mild

    North Hemisphere Jet streams & temperature –

  3. A C Osborn permalink
    February 2, 2016 2:46 pm

    Paul, you left off a couple from the list I posted yesterday,
    Snow in Laos
    Cold in the Philippines
    Houses buried by snow in Turkey
    Cold in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Thailand
    Record snow in Korea
    First snow in Guangzhou in China in 88 years
    First ever snow on Okinawa

    • RAH permalink
      February 2, 2016 5:07 pm

      First measurable snow ever in the history of the country of Kuwait last week also.

      • A C Osborn permalink
        February 2, 2016 5:29 pm

        Yes, Paul mentioned that one but not these.

    • February 2, 2016 5:41 pm

      Thanks, updated

  4. February 2, 2016 3:16 pm

    The believers will claim that this is as predicted wilder fluctuations and more serious weather events: Cooling+ Heating = Climate change -> ACC not AGW anymore. QED.

    • David Richardson permalink
      February 2, 2016 5:57 pm

      Yes Jack I agree, but as I say to people who believe everything the Guardian/BBC tells them

      – “the opposite of sceptical is gullible”

      • A C Osborn permalink
        February 2, 2016 6:15 pm

        I really like that, I will have to remember that when I talk to my Greenie Nephew.

      • Ben Vorlich permalink
        February 3, 2016 7:46 am

        David Richardson
        Also noted for future use.

  5. February 2, 2016 4:34 pm

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    The BBC mentioned the snow due to the chaos at Ghangzhou;
    No pics of the snow of course which I saw in one report as the first for 67 years. Now had this been a heatwave the BBC would have been all over it like a rash!

  6. February 2, 2016 4:53 pm

    Well, this is global warming snow. And global warming cold. Its a new model projection, after slight adjustments to the old projection (milder winters, children won’t know snow,…).

    • David Richardson permalink
      February 2, 2016 5:59 pm

      Well ristvan – the children in the linked video didn’t know snow – well until now that is

      • A C Osborn permalink
        February 2, 2016 6:17 pm

        The really funny thing is that anyone under the age of 18 has never actually experienced Global Warming, only Man Made Proclamations based on Adjusted data.

  7. NeilC permalink
    February 2, 2016 5:05 pm

    They have obviously warmed the past and cooled the present to achieve the snow, Clever stuff.

  8. February 2, 2016 11:59 pm

    8C at 8am in HK. Had a warm December but has been very cold since then. Down to 3 where we live with quite long icicles hanging from buildings on the hill tops. Few have any heating in their apartments. Normally temps would be around the 15C mark.

  9. February 3, 2016 1:31 am

    Great post Paul, I’m sharing it on my social media.
    We cannot forget that we’re under the influence of a strong warming of the N. Pacific and a strong El Nino, I wonder what will happen next year when Pacific returns to colder mode and the La Nina strikes! 🙂

  10. Ben Vorlich permalink
    February 3, 2016 7:48 am

    I use IceAgeNow as an antidote to global warming nonsense. It snows somewhere unexpected every month of the year every year.

  11. February 3, 2016 8:17 am

    The BBC Radio 4 news @ 6.30am mentioned the travel chaos at Ghangzhou train station & lack of trains due to “some heavy snow in the north”, no mention of bad weather anywhere in the world !!

  12. Derek Buxton permalink
    February 3, 2016 10:24 am

    I do not suppose we will see the eminent, Ha ha, Prof Vinter or Viner anywhere soon, probably in Australia no snow there.

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