Author: JAKUB ORZECHOWSKI / SE
Snow in July – this information surprised everyone. We remember the situations when it fell in April or even in May, but not during the holidays. June suggested that we could deal with a truly hot summer. In many cities in Poland, temperatures reached even 35 degrees Celsius, and the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management every year issued new warnings about the threat of heat. The situation changed by 180 degrees at the turn of June and July. For some time, we’ve been dealing mainly with cooling down. Nobody, however, expected that snow would fall in Poland.
July in the mountains is not pleasant for tourists. Those who decided to spend their holidays there are dealing with low temperatures, gusty winds and really poor visibility. What’s more, on the highest peaks of the Tatras lies fresh snow! According to the weather forecasters, the temperature on Kasprowy Wierch dropped below zero (-0.2 degrees). The Tatra Volunteer Ambulance Service warned everyone not to go to the mountains without proper equipment.
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The National Meteorological Office informed that in the village of Zabar located in the north of Hungary the lowest temperature was recorded for July 10 in history. Thermometers showed only 3.5 degrees Celsius. So far, the lowest result for July 10 in Hungary was the one recorded in 2000 in the village of Gagyvendegi. Then the indicators on thermometers showed 4.3 degrees Celsius.
Snow in July, in Maramures, on Pietrosul Rodnei Peak, after 15 years © prinvacanta.ro / Illustrative photo
Snow in the Furnace’s month, in Maramureş County. The sudden drop in temperatures led snow to Pietrosul Rodnei Peak, and Boris Mayor Sorin Timis published on Facebook a photo announcing the “first snow”.
The mayor said the last snowfall in summer 2004 was recorded in August 2004.
Snow in July, in Maramures, on Pietrosul Rodnei Peak, after 15 years
He married in Maramures in July, for the first time after 15 years, during which this phenomenon would not have been registered, said the mayor of Borsa.
“Last night it was quite cold, very cold for July, morning at 7.00, in Borsa was recorded 10 degrees Celsius, and on the Peak Piatrosul Rodnei could see from the city big snow patches, a sign that in during the night, he has fallen, “Sorin Timis said.
Over the next few nights, the temperature will continue to drop, so it is possible to snow again on the Pietrosul Rodnei Peak.
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An extremely cold night is behind us. In Rotenburg even set a new negative record. Do we have to expect ground frost and cold in the coming nights?
Only a few days ago we could hardly sleep because of the extreme heat and the tropical nights. And now it is unusually cold for July. Does the weather play crazy?
Who thinks that July is guaranteed free of frost in Germany, is wrong. Proof of this is the night from Wednesday (03.07.) To Thursday (04.07.). Thus, in Deutschneudorf at a height of 5 centimeters, a low of -2 degrees was measured (ground frost).
How rare ground frost occurs in July, a glance at the weather statistics shows: For only seven times was registered in Germany in July months ground freezing – excluding mountain stations.
Last night in Rotenburg on the Wümme , at 2.9 degrees, there was even an absolute station record for July. The reason for the Bibber night in the middle of July is cold polar air, which flows far to the south and progresses to the middle of Germany. Since the night was very clear, especially in the middle of Germany, the air near the ground could cool down even more.
This was especially noticeable from Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia to Saxony.
In Quickborn, for example, the night on Thursday (04.07.2019) was the coldest in 20 years.
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Summer seems to have temporarily fled the Netherlands. Where last week saw record high temperatures, residents of Eastern Netherlands woke up to a frost covered landscape on Thursday. At the former air base in Twente, a minimum of -1.6 degrees Celsius was measured – a record low for July, according to Weerplaza.
This is only the seventh time since Dutch meteorologists started taking temperature measurements at a height of 10 centimeters in 1971 that there has been frost in the Netherlands in July. The last two times were on 9 and 10 July 2015, and before that on July 1st, 1984.
The rest of Thursday will not be exceptionally cold, with maximums ranging from 19 degrees along the coast to 24 degrees in the southeast. Morning sunshine will give way to clouds as the day progresses, but no rain is expected.
Friday is expected to be sunny, with maximums ranging between 19 degrees in the northwest and up to 27 degrees in the southeast. The weekend will be cooler, with some showers expected on Saturday, according to the weather service.
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The snowfall on the Kaçkar Mountains in Çamlıhemşin district on the last day of June surprised everyone. With the falling snow, the summit of the mountain turned white. 40 climbers set out at 06.00 am to climb to the summit of the Kaçkar Mountains and had to return to Avusor Plateau because of snowfall.
Ercan Kesti, who returned from the group due to heavy snowfall while climbing Kaçkarlar, said, “We tried to climb Kaçkarlar but there is an incredible snowfall. We decided to return from Avusor Plateau. We return to our homes in a healthy way.
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As the plains of Northern India reeled under the much-documented heat this week, the higher elevations of Kashmir were receiving super-rare June snow, with the lower regions inundated with heavy rains.
The unexpected June snowfall was received at the Sonamarg resort in central Kashmir, over its adjoining higher reaches and also in Drass, Kargil, Zanskar, towns in the Ladakh division, and in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.
The nation’s weather department deemed the snowfall a “rare” meteorological event.
“I have never witnessed snow in summer. For me it was a miracle of watching snow in June when the heat wave is continuing in northern parts of the India,’’ said Rajesh Kumar, a tourist from Rajasthan.
Jalal Jeelani, an environmentalist and renowned film maker on environmental issues said this was no cause for celebration: “For us it is a warning and sign of the global warming. The snowfall is dangerous to our horticulture and agriculture sector. We should ponder why this is happening in our region.’’
That’s right, snowfall is now a sign of global warming, too.
There’s no illogic off limits.
And while higher elevations received rare (?warm?) snow, plains of the Valley saw heavy rainfall overnight which triggered flash floods in several areas and also sharply increased the level of water bodies.
The catchments of south and north Kashmir received more than 2 inches (50 mm) of rain in the past 24 hours, according to the area’s Irrigation and Flood Control department.
“50 mm plus rainfall in a catchment results in a flood-like situation in the tributary. The people residing along the tributaries in south and north Kashmir are advised to remain alert and not go too close to these tributaries,” the department warned.
The sun is continuing it’s relative shutdown, as it enters it’s next Grand Solar Minimum cycle:
The cold times are returning.
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