Heavy snow and icy winds blasted Spain as temperatures plumetted to -34.1C, the lowest ever recorded on the Iberian peninsula, the State Meterololgical Agency said on Wednesday.
The chilling temperature was recorded at Clot del Tuc de la Llanca in Aragon in the Spanish Pyrenees at 5.19 a.m., the agency said.
This was two degrees lower than in 1956, when temperatures of -32C were recorded in Estany-Gento, in Lleida, in northeastern Spain.
More heavy snowfall is forecast for much of central and northern Spain with temperatures expected to fall -11C.
A 75-year-old man who got lost after he decided to walk to safety when his car became stuck in a snow storm was rescued by police in Navia de Suarna, near Lugo, in northwestern Spain.
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Australia’s east has sweltered through a record-breaking heatwave expected to linger through today.
A number of regions saw their hottest ever November day with Smithville in New South Wales’ north-west breaking records with a maximum temperature of 46.9 degrees.
Sydney smashed the record for highest minimum Spring temperature only dropping to 26.3 overnight.
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Temperatures will reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit (about 43.3 degrees Celsius) in interior locations and up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit in some parts of the Diablo Range, Central Valley and eastern Bay Area, according to the forecasts.
In Gilroy, the forecast for Sunday is 112 degrees Fahrenheit (about 44.4 degrees Celsius). A relatively balmy 102 degrees Fahrenheit (about 38.9 degrees Celsius) in San Jose will still break the record of 100 degrees Fahrenheit set in 1923. Oakland expects to hit 94 degrees Fahrenheit (about 34.4 degrees Celsius), and San Francisco 90 degrees Fahrenheit (about 32.2 degrees Celsius).
The NWS has also issued a “fire weather watch” for the East Bay and North Bay from Monday night through Wednesday morning, according to a report by the San Jose-based newspaper The Mercury News on Saturday.
It was the first such alert this summer in the Bay Area based on winds, the report said.
A more severe “red flag warning” was issued on Aug. 15 before the lightning storms that set off dozens of fires around Northern California.
Pacific Gas & Electric is considering shutting off power in some areas Tuesday and Wednesday to reduce the risk of fire caused by the utility equipment.
“If high temperatures, extreme dryness and record-high winds threaten the electric system, it may be necessary for us to turn off electricity in the interest of safety. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS),” the company said.
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Record heavy snowfall in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan in Jan. 2020 equals record in 1964 #RecordSnow #blizzard #NurSultan #Kazakhstan
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Heavy snowfall and blizzard in the city of Nur-Sultan this January equaled the weather record in 1964, chief of the department of short-term forecasts of the Kazgidromet Alua Sakhanova said.
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Weather in the Magadan region can be called unfavorable not only because of the strong wind , but also because of severe frosts. This is the only corner of Russia where the average daily air temperature over the past day lagged behind the norm. Frosty weather has been established in the region since the second decade of January. Every day the frosts grew stronger, and over the past day in Magadan the air temperature was already below the norm by 8.5 degrees. But on the Okhotsk coast, the frosts are not so severe, in the morning to -27 degrees. But in continental areas, temperature sets records.
So in the village of Talon, on January 24, the temperature dropped to -46.2 degrees, which is 0.2 degrees lower than the previous record, held since 1978.
But these are not the lowest temperatures in Russia. The pole of cold remains Yakutia. In the east of the Republic last night, frosts intensified to -56 degrees.
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Record breaking heatwave has struck Alaska over the past few days with even worse heat on the way.
110 year record has been broken when Alaska’s capital Juneau hit 83C.
The heatwave has caused havoc across the country.
Extensive wildfire has been ignighted by the heatwave near Anchorage and the smoke has made it very difficult with breathing.
The southern region of Gallargues-le-Montueux France has reached it’s highest record breaking temperature of 45.9C (114.4F).
The last record stood at 44.1C in August 2003.
Further north of France, the temperature is around 40C (104F).
Many parts of Europe are enduring a heatwave as well.
Due to the severe heat, Red Alert has been enforced in France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland.
As parts of Australia swelter, trees in many towns and cities are rustling – not just with the sound of dry leaves, but also with bats fanning themselves with their wings to keep cool.
Some areas have recorded temperatures above 48C, and bat deaths have been reported on a “biblical scale”.
The record-breaking heatwave has seen temperatures remain at 39C even at midnight.
For some, the relentless heat has been too much. Temperatures above 42C can kill flying foxes, and thousands have dropped dead from the trees in Adelaide, South Australia.
Back in November, amid another heatwave, more than 23,000 spectacled flying foxes died in just two days in the northern city of Cairns. Residents were forced to move out of their homes due to the smell of rotting carcases, the ABC reported.
The figure represents a third of Australia’s spectacled flying foxes.
“This sort of event has not happened in Australia this far north since human settlement,” said Dr Justin Welbergen.
“It’s clear from climate change projections that this is set to escalate in the future,” he told the BBC, adding the deaths were “the canary in the coal mine for climate change”.
Growing numbers of bats are roosting in urban areas, according to the Australian government – a trend that has made the deaths conspicuous.
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