Record cold in Bolivia, Argentina and Peru

Rare snow in Santiago, Chile’s capital


12 June 2018 – “The record-breaking cold was not only in Chile. In Bolivia, the temperature has dropped to minus 14 degrees, and farmers say that hundreds of alpacas died due to frost. In Peru, snow fell over a large area, and the snow cover in some places even 40 centimeters (16 inches).”

“Meteorologists predict that in the next few days there will be a sharp drop in temperature also in Argentina, Buenos Aires mercury can fall to just 3 ° C.

“Though snow is not an anomaly for Santiago, it is rather rare.”

Śnieg w stolicy Chile. Rekordowo zimno w Boliwii, Argentynie i Peru

“Snow in Santiago totally unusual in June!” says reader.

“Normally.. we dont have snow in winter at the city.. this is extraordinary.

“Last year we had 2 episodes of snow

“The authority announced we are going to have a more severe than the last episode.”

Thanks to Patrick and Iva Weissar for these links

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    Weather summary
    for Prince Edward Island
    issued by Environment Canada
    at 4:49 a.m. ADT Tuesday 12 June 2018.


    The following stations set a daily minimum temperature record on
    June 11, 2018:

    New record of 0.5
    Old record of 0.9 set in 2000
    Records in this area have been kept since 1872

    New record of 2.1
    Old record of 3.8 set in 2011
    Records in this area have been kept since 1898

    Note: the temperature records reported here have been derived from a
    selection of historical stations in each geographic area that were
    active during the period of record.

    Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
    information and does not constitute a complete or final report.


  2. Im getting angry reading that for the FOURTH yr in a row they havent had the sense or concern to make sure they have shelter for the porr damned alpacas!!
    this isnt misfortune anymore its bloody careless and ignorant willful neglect!
    they rely on them for milk meat n wool to stay alive themselves…supposedly -but dont DO anything to ensure safety a pile of rocks msfr onto a half round low wall and some sticks to make a leanto with some summer grasses/hay isnt exactl gard even for the extremely poor to manage

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