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