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Several record temperature lows in the Trans-Baikal territory, Russia

5 July 2019 - In Char, the thermometer dropped to 1.9°C, a new absolute minimum, the previous + 2.4 was observed nineteen years ago.

Mogocha saw a weak frost of -0.8°C, easily beating the previous minimum for this day of +2.3°C set in 1965.

In Sretensk on July 5 a new record low of +4.8, which is 1.7 degrees lower than the previous one set in 1965.

Snowflake Cold

"There is no heat out there" — Anomalous cold continues across Europe's Nordic nations

Europe's Nordic nations will remain decidedly colder-than-average over the coming days with still no sign of summer in sight, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

"There is no heat out there," says FMI Meteorologist Jari Tuovinen.

Instead, Tuovinen adds, there will likely be a new cold record-or-two set along Finland's Eastern border on Monday, July 08 — a chilly 10C (50F) is predicted, which could bring new low daily-max temperature records for the month of July to the region.

Norway is expecting even colder temps — locally, a few degrees C below zero is in the forecast.


Multiple all-time low temperature records set across Germany - Rare July frosts ravage Saxony

On the back of the well documented 3-days of heat last week, Germany is now setting multiple new record low temperatures as the anticipated and long-lasting Arctic front begins to take hold.

The mercury in Rotenburg, Lower Saxony plunged to 2.9C (37.2F) on Thursday morning — low enough to break the town's all-time record cold temperature for the month of July which had stood since 1946, according to wetter.com.

The new record low temperature comes just days after Germany logged an all-time record high — serving as further evidence of the swings-between-extremes brought on by low solar activity and the associated weakening of the jet stream.


Baked Alaska: Anchorage breaks all-time temperature record amid heatwave

It's not only Western Europe that has been experiencing a record-breaking heatwave.

Whilst we normally think of Alaska as largely freezing and snow-covered, the US's northernmost state is forecast to bake in temperatures reaching 30.5 degrees Celsius (87 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher over the next five days, stretching from July 4 through July 8, according to the National Weather Service.

Its largest city, Anchorage, broke its all-time temperature record on Friday, reaching 31 degrees Celsius (89 degrees Fahrenheit) at the city's airport.

The previous record was also set in the airport on June 14, 1969, and reached a temperature of 29.4 degrees Celsius (84.9 degrees Fahrenheit).

Comment: More record-breaking heat and wildfire smoke forecast for Alaska

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Temperatures sink to -6C in Southern Norway at the height of summer

Sognefjellet, Norway July 3, 2019

Sognefjellet, Norway July 3, 2019
Freezing Norwegians and tourists on summer holiday in the country can finally look forward to some warmer weather. State meteologists are forecasting lots of sun next week, and higher temperatures.

Complaints have continued to pour in, as cold rain has fallen over much of Norway in recent days. Temperatures sank to minus-6C in the mountains of Southern Norway on Wednesday and there's been quite a bit of unusual summer snow at high elevations.

Comment: New all-time July cold record in the Netherlands


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Huge hailstorm hits Guadalajara, Mexico
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New all-time July cold record in the Netherlands

Summer seems to have temporarily fled the Netherlands. Where last week saw record high temperatures, residents of Eastern Netherlands woke up to a frost covered landscape on Thursday. At the former air base in Twente, a minimum of -1.6 degrees Celsius was measured - a record low for July, according to Weerplaza.

This is only the seventh time since Dutch meteorologists started taking temperature measurements at a height of 10 centimeters in 1971 that there has been frost in the Netherlands in July. The last two times were on 9 and 10 July 2015, and before that on July 1st, 1984.


Snowing in high altitudes of Black Sea province of Rize, Turkey

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Heavy snowfall on the Kaçkar Mountains in Çamlıhemşin district on the last day of June surprised everyone.

Forty climbers set out at 06.00 am to climb to the summit and had to return to Avusor Plateau.

Ercan Kesti, who returned from the group due to heavy snowfall, said, "We tried to climb Kaçkarlar but there is an incredible snowfall.

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Cherry harvest in Spanish Calderechas Valley severely hit by April frosts - up to 90% lost

frost damage
The cherry production in the Calderechas Valley has been reduced as a result of the severe frosts of the month of April. "The losses in some places amount to around 90% of the production. In a normal year, around 200,000 kilos are harvested, but this year, the total figure will barely exceed the 60,000 kilos," said Eduardo Hernando, technical director of the Calderechas Valley Guarantee Mark.

Despite the lower volume, the price is not expected to increase. The region's lower areas have been the most hit by the frosts of the past few months, and in the high areas, the producers will be able to pick cherries until mid-August.

The heat of recent days hasn't been too much of a concern for the entrepreneurs, as the high temperatures haven't taken a toll on the harvest and the quality of the cherries hasn't been affected.

Source: burgosconecta.es


Norway mountain passes closed due to snow and cold - In July

The mountain passes over Sognefjellet
© Statens vegvesen webcam / NTB scanpix
The mountain passes over Sognefjellet and Strynefjellet are closed from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning due to cold. The picture is from Sognefjellshytta in light snow weather in the afternoon of July 2.
Snow and cold cause problems in Northwest Norway.

2 July 2019 - The mountain passes over Sognefjellet and Strynefjellet are closed until Wednesday due to snow and cold.

We do not want tourists with a motorhome to remain up there late at night, says traffic operator Morten Hansen in the Road Traffic Center to Bergens Tidende. Hansen adds that the roads are not salted in July.

Old Strynefjellsvegen in Oppland, county road 258, is closed due to difficult driving conditions.

County Road 55 over Sognefjellet will be closed Tuesday night, but the Norwegian Public Roads Administration warns that the road can be closed at short notice if necessary.