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Canada weather: Dozens dead as heatwave shatters records - temperature hits 49.6C (121.3F)

Dozens of people have died in Canada amid an unprecedented heatwave that has smashed temperature records.

Police in the Vancouver area have responded to more than 130 sudden deaths since Friday. Most were elderly or had underlying health conditions, with heat often a contributing factor.

Canada broke its temperature record for a third straight day on Tuesday - 49.6C (121.3F) in Lytton, British Columbia.

The US north-west has also seen record highs - and a number of fatalities.

Experts say climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events, such as heatwaves. However, linking any single event to global warming is complicated.

Comment: AccuWeather meteorologist: Global warming not to blame for Northwest's heatwave

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Polar blast grounds flights, shuts highways in New Zealand

A Fulton Hogan truck ploughs snow in Taieri Rd this morning.
© Stephen Jaquiery
A Fulton Hogan truck ploughs snow in Taieri Rd this morning.
Flights were cancelled, highways shut and essential services disrupted as an Antarctic polar blast swept New Zealand on Tuesday, bringing heavy snow, powerful waves and icy temperatures.

The North Island capital city of Wellington was lashed by the worst tidal storms in years, with authorities asking some coastal residents to be ready to evacuate, as large swells were forecast over the next 24 hours.

"Those people whose homes have been impacted by past swell and storm events should be prepared for these potential impacts again," regional emergency authorities said in a website statement.

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Polar wave in southern Brazil has the world's largest cold anomaly outside the poles

Global temps map
© Climate Reanalyzer
The polar wave of this first half of the week in the Center-South region of Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay brings the biggest negative cold anomaly in the world outside the poles. Nowhere on the planet are temperatures so below average outside the polar regions as the central part of South America.

There are extensive areas of below-average temperature in the Central Plains of the United States, Northern Canada and central Russia, but outside Antarctica there is no region on Monday with temperatures as below average as the central portion of South America, effect of the powerful polar air mass that covers most of the countries of the Southern Cone of America.

It snowed this morning in Santa Catarina, on the Planalto Sul Catarinense, and frozen rain fell in São José dos Ausentes (RS) and in Pato Branco, in the southwest of Paraná.


Heatwave in western US, Canada sends temperatures soaring to record highs

People sleep at a cooling shelter set up during an unprecedented heat wave in Portland, Oregon
People sleep at a cooling shelter set up during an unprecedented heat wave in Portland, Oregon
A "heat dome" over western Canada and the US Pacific northwest sent temperatures soaring to new highs, triggering heat warnings from Oregon to Canada's Arctic territories on Sunday.

Hotspot Lytton in British Columbia -- about 250 kilometres (155 miles) northeast of Vancouver -- broke the record "for Canada's all time maximum high" with a temperature of 46.6 degrees Celsius (116 Fahrenheit), said Environment Canada.

More than 40 new temperature highs were recorded throughout the province over the weekend, including in the ski resort town of Whistler. And the high-pressure ridge trapping warm air in the region is expected to continue breaking more records throughout the week.

Environment Canada issued alerts for British Columbia, Alberta, and parts of Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

"A prolonged, dangerous, and historic heat wave will persist through this week," it said, forecasting temperatures near 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in several regions, or 10-15 degrees Celsius hotter than normal.


French weather: Floods, tornados, hailstones...and now snow in June

The camera at the top of the Pic du Midi captured the snowfall, which is rarer at the end of June
© Météo Pyrénées
The camera at the top of the Pic du Midi captured the snowfall, which is rarer at the end of June
The summer snowfall in the Pyrenees is the latest in unexpected weather in recent weeks. Forecasters say it is 'not so rare' in the first half of June at high altitude, but less common now.

Snow has fallen late in the season in the Pyrenees, with snowfall reported from 2,700 metres altitude near the Pic du Midi, yesterday (June 23).

The Météo Pyrénées webcam on the famous peak - at 2,800 metres altitude - captured poor weather and considerable snowfall yesterday.

It is the latest in 'extreme' weather in France - following heatwaves, storms, flash floods and tornados across the country in recent days.

Comment: Other recent extreme weather events in the same country include:

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A record amount of snow and ice was added yesterday in Greenland - 4 gigatons in one day

So just when is all this ice going to disappear?

So just when is all this ice going to disappear?
Following a historic increase in snow and ice in late May, Greenland has seen huge gains at a time when it usually lost snow and ice.

If you look at the official figures provided by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), it turns out that yesterday, June 24, 4 gigatons were recorded in one day - an astonishing figure for this time of year: Greenland has never received so much snow and ice in recorded history, so late at the start of the season.

Despite decades of prophecies about the doom of glaciers that are "about" to melt due to "Global Warming", the ice sheet is currently gaining a record amount of "mass" - only for yesterday (June 24, 2021) - 4 gigatons.

There has never been such a large accumulation at this time of year - at least since DMI started recording in 1981. Growth of this magnitude would be considered normal in November-February, but not at the end of June.

Blue Planet

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: The signs are unmistakable

noctilucent clouds over Paris
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
As the second magnetic field in our solar system begins to take shape and strengthen from July / August of 2021 more signs are becoming increasingly visible across the skies, oceans and Earth. These are a dozen examples of hundreds that took place during the same time. Time to get your plan in order.

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Record-cold start to summer for Saskatchewan, Canada

It's been a historically cold start to summer for central and eastern Canada, with the Saskatchewan towns of Lucky Lake, Rosetown, and Leader among the locales logging record low temperatures this week.

The village of Lucky Lake saw the mercury plunge to 1C (33.8F) on Monday, June 21, which smashed its previous record for the date of 3.5C (38.3F) set last year, in 2020 (further signs of our cooling climate).

The Leader area observed a low of 2C (35.6F) on Monday, which was cold enough to comfortably usurp the old benchmark of 3.3C (37.9F) from 1951.

While Rosetown suffered the lowest temperature in all of the west central region. It dipped below freezing with a low of -0.8C (30.5F), which busted the town's all time record of 1.1C set way back in 1917 (during the Centennial Minimum).

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Antarctica is suffering a near-record breaking winter - 10C colder than usual

Antarctica sun

It could provide clues to how extraterrestrial life might develop on other planets.

Antarctica is experiencing an unusually cold start to winter, cold which is threatening to break the icy continent's lowest temperature ever recorded-
the -89.6C (-129.3F) registered at Vostok Station on July 21, 1983.

'Spare a thought for the hardy crew who are wintering down in Antarctica,' reads the opening paragraph of a recent newshub.co.nz article, 'who are experiencing near-record breaking cold this week of -81.7C (-115F)'-logged at Japan's Dome Fuji Station.

Antarctica New Zealand science tech Jamie McGaw, who is camped 2,400km away from Dome Fuji, at Scott Base, says he "can't even imagine that extreme cold".

"I mean, the coldest I've experienced here, even in wind chill, is the -60Cs and that is pain — that is any bare skin exposed feels like it's on fire."


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Extremes in both hemispheres (how will crops respond?)

Antarctica extreme temps
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Extreme cold in the Southern Hemisphere with extreme drought and cold in grow zones across N. America and Europe with a dust storm arriving across the Atlantic to pound S.E USA with torrential rain. I wonder how crops will respond to these conditions.

Comment: The coronavirus crisis, earth changes affecting crop growth, suspicious cyberattacks and the losing value of currency which is set to get much worse in Western nations in particular, have made the production, availability, purchasing and distribution of food - a MAJOR global issue the likes of which we haven't seen in generations.

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