Records in the Northeast: Not only is record-cold weather gripping the Northeast USA, with wind chills as low as 50°F below zero and New York City hitting a new low, but also cold is spreading across Great Britain. The cold is also expected to sweep across Europe by early this week. Spring is nowhere in sight and people are growing weary of winter.
The Daily Mail here reports that temperatures in Scotland fell to as low as -14°C this morning, the lowest recording in Britain in four years. Temperatures expected to fall to -15°C later in the week.
Taipei coldest temperature in 44 years
Unusual cold has also gripped Southeast Asia, especially Taiwan. German Bild here reports of “85 deaths in record cold in East Asia“. The German online daily writes that the temperature fell to just 4°C in the capital city of Taipei Sunday morning. Southeast Asia has been gripped by severe cold over weeks.
Heaviest snowfall in 32 years
According to the weather service it was the lowest reading in 44 years. Bild also reports that over 80,000 visitors were stranded on the southern resort island of Jeju due to the “heaviest snowfall in 32 years“.
9000 domesticated animals freeze in Vietnam
Two weeks ago the Austrian heute.at/news reported here of bitter cold gripping Vietnam, freezing to death some 9000 in total cows, pigs, sheep and horses in what they write as the “roughest cold wave in almost 40 years“.
Also the Austrian online kleinezeitung.at reports that winter has reached its zenith as temperatures dip down to -50°C in Siberia and meters of snow pile up in Japan.