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Blanket of snow covers northern Greece in late May

The scene at Zogori on May 26.
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The scene at Zogori on May 26.
Areas of north-western Greece were covered in snow on Tuesday, as severe weather, bringing thunder, lightning and heavy rain slammed into several other regions of the country.

Heavy snowfall at the the region of Zagori, near Ioannina, turned the landscape wintery. According to residents of the area, the snow reached 10cm while temperatures dropped to 2°C.

Roads were covered in snow and driving conditions were particularly difficult.


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Snow shuts down major roads in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Matroosberg area
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Matroosberg area
Dangerous driving conditions due to consistent snowfall in the Eastern Cape has forced provincial transport authorities to close parts of major roads in the province.

Transport department spokesperson Khusela Rantjie announced on Tuesday night that the N9 between Graaff-Reinet and Middelburg, and the R61 between Cradock and the N9 would be closed off with immediate effect.

This comes as the SA Weather Service in Port Elizabeth warned of disruptive snowfalls on high grounds of the Eastern Cape on Tuesday night.


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Ice Age Farmer Report: SOLAR LOCKDOWN: Plandemic & Grand Solar Minimum

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A "SOLAR LOCKDOWN" has been announced across media outlets, and Forbes even declares we should fear! But why? And what is a Grand Solar Minimum anyway? Christian breaks down how the script is now in play for food shortages and offers a refresher on the impact of solar cycles.


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End of May snowfall at Prokoško Lake, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Snow fell on Prokosko Lake on Tuesday, Avaz news portal reports.

A sudden change in the weather and cooling also caused snow in the higher parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Severe storms, flooding, hail, snow, tornadoes and heat make for a messy Memorial Day weekend

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Severe storms, flooding and excessive heat make for a messy Memorial Day weekend.


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Siberia in midst of freak heat wave

Record warm weather in Novosibirsk
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Record warm weather in Novosibirsk.
Western Siberia is experiencing abnormally high May temperatures, with some areas above the Arctic Circle breaking record-highs, The Siberian Times and The Washington Post reported last week.

Weather experts say temperatures in the region have been between 3 degrees Celsius and 6 degrees Celsius above average since January. The trend picks up from 2019, which forecasters declared the hottest year on record in Russia.

"That's not only a new record anomaly for Russia. That's the largest January to April anomaly ever seen in any country's national average," Robert Rohde of the nonprofit climate research group Berkeley Earth said in a tweet.

Russia's third most populous city of Novosibirsk in Krasnoyarsk region and the nearby regions of Omsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo and the Altai mountains saw record-breaking temperatures of between 30 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius in May, The Siberian Times reported last Tuesday.

At least one Siberian town above the Arctic Circle, Khatanga, broke its previous single-day record of 12 degrees Celsius for May 23 when the temperature hit 25.4 last Saturday.

"This heat wave occurs mostly at the area which has been anomalously warm during the whole 2020," Finnish researcher Mika Rantanen told The Washington Post.

Comment: Wildfires in Siberia are so large you can see them from space


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Coldest May day in Brisbane for almost a century

Brisbane has endured its coldest May day in a century

Brisbane has endured its coldest May day in a century with the mercury hitting just 15C at about 1pm on Friday - and the chilly snap is here to stay
The mercury dropped to exactly 0 degrees in south-east Queensland on Sunday morning, the day after Brisbane's coldest May day in almost a century.

On Friday and Saturday, 54 daytime temperature records were equalled or broken across the state, according to a list shared by the Bureau of Meteorology on social media.

The bureau said the low maximum temperature records would need to be confirmed by its climate services team in the coming days.

Meteorologist Kimba Wong said Brisbane reached a maximum of 15.1 degrees on Saturday, the coldest May day since the River City struggled to a top of 15 degrees on May 22, 1922.

On Sunday, the South Burnett town of Kingaroy, about 150 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, reached freezing point and the Scenic Rim towns of Beaudesert, with a low of 0.6 degrees, and Canungra, with a morning minimum of 0.9 degrees, weren't far behind.

Brisbane itself had a minimum of 10.4 degrees on Sunday, while the Ipswich suburb of Amberley and Greenbank, in Logan, both dropped to 3.3 degrees.

Comment: North America has set 233 new all-time monthly low temperature records in May (so far) vs just the 18 record highs


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Snow walls of up to 16 feet high along road in East Iceland - snowfall considerably more than was once typical

The snow tunnel into Mjóafjörður is five meters high.
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The snow tunnel into Mjóafjörður is five meters high.
Summer may have officially started in Iceland on April 23, but you definitely couldn't tell from the weather in Mjóifjörður, East Iceland, where authorities just spent four days digging a traversable roadway through snow walls of up to five meters [16 ft] in height. RÚV reports that the road into the village there has been more or less closed since October.

Fourteen people live in Brekkuþorp in Mjóifjörður year-round (up to 40 during the summer), and the village has its own church, school, tourist office, post service, and coffeehouse. Fishing and aquaculture are also local industries. There is only one road into the fjord, however, and given the immense amount of snowfall that it regularly receives, it is only possible to reach the village by sea during the winter.

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Pikes Peak covered in snow as Memorial Day weekend storm hits Colorado

Denver Snow Takes Some By Surprise In Colorado's Foothills & High Country

Snow Takes Some by surprise in Colorado's foothills & high country
A cold and soggy Memorial Day Weekend storm produced snow in Colorado's high country on Sunday with the snow level as low as 8,000 feet in some spots. The flakes started just after sunrise in areas around Steamboat Springs.

The snow caused some traffic issues along Highway 285 between Denver and Fairplay early Sunday afternoon. Higher up on Pikes Peak at 14,115 feet it was cold enough for the snow to accumulate with a temperature of 23°F at 3:30 pm.


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A week before summer: It starts snowing in Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine

Snow late in spring
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Snow late in spring
A downpour across the entire Ukrainian territory may last for almost the entire week.

It started snowing in the Carpathian Mountains on Sunday, May 24.

As of 13:15 on May 24, the air temperature on Mount Pip Ivan of Chornohora was +2 °C, the southwest wind was 7 meters per second; it was snowing," the Chornohirsky mountain search and rescue post said on Facebook on May 24.