China battles snow and freezing cold

150,000 households lose power

22 Jan 2016 – Most parts of China’s Jiangxi Province was hit by heavy snow on Friday. 

Local power suppliers said part of the power grid in the cities of Nanchang and Jiujiang has been damaged by the extreme weather and 150,000 households have been affected.

Over 3,000 workers are working to repair the grid. Temperatures in Zhejiang Province were expected to drop to minus 11 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

The eastern province’s coldest weather since 1992 is expected to continue until Jan. 26.

Authorities are struggling to restore electricity and ensure food and warmth as the worst cold front in years sweeps across most of China.

Temperature in Beijing dropped to below minus 10C on Friday and was expected to hit a 30-year low of minus 17C from Saturday through Sunday, the Beijing meteorological station said.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-01/23/c_135037108.htm
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10 thoughts on “China battles snow and freezing cold”

  1. China 2016-01-25: Snow in Guangzhou – for the First Time in 88 Years
    Guangzhou residents were excited Sunday to observe snow falling in their subtropical city for the first time in 88 years. Even if the flakes were small and the snow didn’t really stick, people were out in force taking photos of this rare phenomenon.
    http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/node_981/node_989/node_997/node_1007/2016/01/25/1453697707173910.shtml
    Bangladesh January 26, 2016
    A large number of children in Lalmonirhat and Dinajpur have been hospitalised with diarrhoea and pneumonia as fall in temperature amid the biting cold for the last few days led to spread of the cold related diseases in northern districts.
    Over seven hundred children affected with diarrhoea and pneumonia have been admitted to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital and four upazila health complexes in the district in last four days, reports our correspondent
    http://www.thedailystar.net/country/diarrhoea-pneumonia-spread-among-children-207301
    http://www.thedailystar.net/sites/default/files/styles/big_4/public/feature/images/biting_cold.jpg?itok=TSWvL0MD
    Vietnam, January 25, 2016: The current extremely dangerous cold affecting to the northern region has damaged production, crops and caused death of tens of cattle. The strongest cold air caused dangerous cold and snowfall on the large scale affecting to plants, animals and cattle. Particularly, the cold front caused death of 65 buffaloes, cows, and frozen 205 hectares of flower and vegetable
    http://www.vietnambreakingnews.com/2016/01/cattle-vegetable-crops-die-in-cold-weather/
    http://www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn/dataimages/original/2016/01/images243556_images608768_1.jpg
    Buffaloes have recently died due to the extremely cold weather.
    25 Jan, 2016 PARTS OF VIETNAM SEE SNOW FOR FIRST TIME EVER
    It’s officially Snow Day in Northern Vietnam right now, with a massive cold blast hitting that part of the country and giving some regions their first ever taste of snow. Ever. Confused locals and tourists alike have been getting out into the winter wonderland and enjoying the cold, wet, white substance known as snow.
    Temperatures have hit rock bottom, with the thermometer bottoming out at minus 2 recently. The cold weather is expected to stick around for a while
    http://anyarena.com/en/life/parts-of-vietnam-see-snow-for-first-time-ever_11452
    Taiwan: 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.
    Snow stopped falling early Monday but just over 10 cm of snow remained on the ground as of Monday afternoon, and police said the roads would not be reopened before all the snow is cleared.
    http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201601250022.aspx
    http://img1.cna.com.tw/Eng/WebEngPhotos//CEP/20160125/201601250022t0001.jpg
    Cold front inflicts heavy losses Jan 26, 2016
    FARMING CASUALTIES:Agricultural product losses were estimated at NT$50.74 million, with 688 hectares of crops affected, according to the Council of Agriculture
    Agricultural losses caused by the cold front enveloping the nation yesterday reached NT$132.15 million (US$3.93 million), according to Council of Agriculture estimates.
    “The low temperatures have caused disasters for farmers across the nation, which is very rare,
    http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2016/01/26/2003638098
    South Korea: Severe cold wave grips Korea, Asia and eastern United States Updated: 2016-01-25
    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.
    But conditions are easing, with temperatures forecast to return to seasonal norms from Tuesday.
    Flights to and from Jeju-do island are also back to normal from Monday afternoon, ending the 42-hour suspension for some 87-thousand travellers stranded on the island.
    Korea isn’t the only country braving the severe cold spell.
    A massive blizzard struck the U.S. East Coast over the weekend, and at least 19 people have died in storm-related accidents.
    A state of emergency has been declared in eleven states and about 12-thousand flights have been canceled.
    Washington, D. C., received 60 centimeters of snow, the second-highest since 1922.
    And the federal offices in the capital will be closed on Monday.
    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.
    http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=187592

    Reader’s comment: None of this news is published by the Dutch MSM. But each forest fire in Australia is headline news.

  2. Extremely odd how major parts of the Northern hemisphere are in the icy grip of severe winterweather, whilst Western Europa is once basking again in spring temperatures and when January 25th has been declared the warmest since I don’t know how long, a century or more by the Dutch KNMI, our royal national meteorological institute, a high 15 degrees Celsius in January ! ?
    Is it merely a matter of HAARP weather manipulation by the crazy elite, so as to facilitate the further entry of the planned, ongoing tsunami of mostly economic immigrants into Western Europe, as part of the NWO agenda of creating a Eurabia in the near future ?
    Apart from the option of HAARP manipulation through prevailing southerly winds I have no idea why Western Europe is exempt of icy conditions like in many countries in the Northern hemisphere, for the past years that I’ve always commented on on this site.
    Any astute readers here that have an adequate, more natural explanation for this strange weatheranomaly in Western Europe for the past few years ?

    • In early February 2004 we went on a couple of cruises in the Mediterranean. We flew into Frankfurt in Germany and then to Munich where we spent a week before going to Genoa to board the ships.

      When we arrived at our hotel in Munich the young Irish lady at check in told us we arrived a week too late as the weather had just gone sour from the previous highs of ~15 degrees C. It was damn cold when we arrived and there was snow everywhere as there was in Frankfurt.

      I guess 15 C in January in Europe isn’t unprecedented – at least according to an Irish hotel employee in Munich in 2004.

      If Europe escapes winter without freezing cold and snow it will be interesting but still only really weather.

      What was amazing was how the temperature just plunged in a week and how quickly the snow built up – I’d never been in snow before.

      On the cruise to the Canary Islands we heard on BBC weather it was over 40 C in Brisbane – dodged that one.

      And while it was freezing in Genoa it was quite warm in Cairo where we went to see the Giza pyramids – a balmy 25 +C.

  3. Record snowfall in parts of Japan Jan. 25, 2016 with wideo
    A powerful cold air mass brought record amounts of snowfall to parts of Japan over the weekend.
    The storm caused accidents and paralyzed transportation.
    The snow caused serious travel disruptions.
    About 200 domestic flights were canceled on Monday.
    And hundreds of bullet trains were delayed.
    In the Shikoku region, more than 20 cars and trucks were stranded on a national highway for one day.
    The cold air ruptured water pipes and cut power lines, affecting thousands of households.
    The snowfall and low temperatures are affecting farm produce. In the western prefecture of Shimane, the heavy snow crushed greenhouses.
    Analysts say the prices of vegetables are expected to rise.
    Meanwhile, in the south, sleet fell on Amami Oshima Island for the first time since 1901. Residents there usually enjoy temperatures of around 17 degrees Celsius this time of year.
    Sleet also fell on the main island of Okinawa.
    It was the first measurable snowfall in history.
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160125_80.html
    COLD SNAP BRINGS OKINAWA FIRST-EVER SNOW
    01/25/2016 with video
    Okinawa’s main island in southwestern Japan gets its first snowfall on record
    http://www.ntv.co.jp/englishnews/nature/cold_snap_brings_okinawa_first-ever_snow/

  4. Record snowfall in parts of Japan Jan. 25, 2016 with wideo
    A powerful cold air mass brought record amounts of snowfall to parts of Japan over the weekend.
    The storm caused accidents and paralyzed transportation.
    The snow caused serious travel disruptions.
    About 200 domestic flights were canceled on Monday.
    And hundreds of bullet trains were delayed.
    In the Shikoku region, more than 20 cars and trucks were stranded on a national highway for one day.
    The cold air ruptured water pipes and cut power lines, affecting thousands of households.
    The snowfall and low temperatures are affecting farm produce. In the western prefecture of Shimane, the heavy snow crushed greenhouses.
    Analysts say the prices of vegetables are expected to rise.
    Meanwhile, in the south, sleet fell on Amami Oshima Island for the first time since 1901. Residents there usually enjoy temperatures of around 17 degrees Celsius this time of year.
    Sleet also fell on the main island of Okinawa.
    It was the first measurable snowfall in history.
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160125_80.html
    COLD SNAP BRINGS OKINAWA FIRST-EVER SNOW
    01/25/2016 with video
    Okinawa’s main island in southwestern Japan gets its first snowfall on record
    http://www.ntv.co.jp/englishnews/nature/cold_snap_brings_okinawa_first-ever_snow/
    Laos: VIENTIANE, TUE, 26 JAN, 2016 – Northern Lao provinces hit by extreme cold snap. People and livestock in upland areas of northeastern Laos are struggling with the freezing cold as temperatures in some areas dropped to zero, while lowland areas too have been taken by surprise.
    Low temperatures are currently being experienced throughout the country, with the cold being accompanied by strong wind and rain in some places, notably Phongsaly, Huaphan and Xieng Khuang provinces.
    The temperature in Xamneua district, Huaphan province yesterday dropped to zero degrees Celsius, while Phongsaly recorded 1.5C and Xieng Khuang 0.2C, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department reported.
    Some upland areas of Huaphan province experienced frost. Many people commented on social networks on Sunday that it was snowing but the department confirmed that it was not.
    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/aec/Northern-Lao-provinces-hit-by-extreme-cold-snap-30277751.html
    Thailand26 Jan 2016 : Two die as cold bites in Central region Schools light bonfires, army readies help
    The cold spell and sudden drop in temperatures throughout the country is thought to have led to the deaths of at least two elderly people in Chai Nat province, with forecasters predicting the cold is likely to spread.
    Picture of schoolchildren in winter clothes in Bangkok area schoolclass.
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/838928/two-die-as-cold-bites-in-central-region
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/media/content/20160126/c1_838928_160126045911_620x413.jpg

    Reader’s comment: This all should be headline news, but the Dutch MSM does not report this. Dutch TV even stopped very quickly reporting about the blizzards in the USA.

  5. The sun is cooling – Garbage science of global warming
    In a new explanation for the long-lasting plunges in global temperatures that cause ice ages, scientists pointed to a combination of long-term shifts in the Earth’s orbit around the sun, together with levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. They forgot though to mention what every astrophysicist knows is that the sun itself has cycles of higher and lower output (sunspot, solar winds and movement of solar belts on the sun itself) and that these variations cause mini ice ages that occur frequently.
    http://www.sott.net/article/310947-The-sun-is-cooling-Garbage-science-of-global-warming

  6. You people just don’t get it. Record cold? Climate change!
    Record hot? Climate change, bien sur!
    Lots o rain? Climate change.
    Drought? Climate change. Is this thing working?
    Crime up? Climate change. Don’t you know nothin’?
    Stock market down?…Global warming aka climate change!
    Wife left you? Climate change compounded by global warming!
    ISIS killing people? They’re understandably upset by climate change.
    Car broke down? You get the drift.

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