USA and Canada freezing cold, Australia hot hot hot!

Netherlands
January 14, 2018 8:40am CST
I just read this and my jaw dropped: While parts of Australia have experienced 47.3 Celsius weather. Temperatures in the Big Apple reached a record low for the city. A bomb cyclone dumped snow as far south as Florida the Sunshine State and all across the east coast in the first weekend of this year. Cars were frozen in flood water in Massachusetts. Parts of the United States and Canada felt as cold as -67 Celsius on Friday night. Meanwhile Australia is dealing with the opposite problem. Sydney has experienced its hottest weather in almost 8 decades. There have even been reports that roads are melting.
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@JohnRoberts (54131)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Jan
It is summer in Australia and winter in North America so naturally it is hot down under and cold in US and Canada.
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• Netherlands
14 Jan
That's very true John. However, I did not expect both North America and Australia to reach record temperatures all of the sudden. 47.3C in Australia. -67C in some parts of the US and Canada. Jeez!
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@caopaopao (6739)
• China
21 May
@Bullshark The temperature difference is really too big.
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• Netherlands
21 May
@caopaopao Yeah, it was, wasn't it? Crazy!
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@Juliaacv (29579)
• Canada
14 Jan
That's because Australia experiences their summer when North America experiences their winter season.
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• Netherlands
14 Jan
Yes @Juliaacv true indeed. However, I did not expect both North America and Australia to reach record temperatures all of the sudden. 47.3C Down Under. -67C in some parts of the United States and Canada. That's something worth mentioning, don't you think?
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@JolietJake (50973)
• United States
14 Jan
@Bullshark Um...and where are you hearing it reached - 88 F? That might have been with a strong wind chill, but that has not been the actual temperature.
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@JolietJake (50973)
• United States
14 Jan
@Bullshark These are the coldest temps ever recorded (in F) in the 50 states
If the temperatures in parts of the country right now make you shiver, check out these historic lows!
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@DianneN (76104)
• United States
1 Feb
It is outrageous! I'm sure climate change has something to do with this mess.
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• Netherlands
1 Feb
If so, it would be bad news for all of us.
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@DianneN (76104)
• United States
2 Feb
@Bullshark I agree!
@PainsOnSlate (20235)
• Canada
14 Jan
I live in Canada and could stand a bit warmer weather. Yesterday was a mess, so far today its cold but not snowing and no freezing rain...
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• Netherlands
14 Jan
Hi @PainsOnSlate! Today is not over yet, so don't jinx it. Haha... I just did some research on the coldest places in Canada. According to Reader's Digest, the coldest places in the 'Great White North" are: Val-d'Or, Vancouver, Yellowknife, Calgary, Toronto, Lakelse Lake and Ottawa. What's your take on this?
• Canada
14 Jan
@Bullshark I'm right across the lake from Toronto they are north so they are a bit colder than I am, two of my children live near Ottawa and its much worse there - more snow and more cold.
@snowy22315 (45383)
• United States
14 Jan
Climate change in action!
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• Netherlands
14 Jan
Hi @snowy22315! Convince the US president to take action. Green-PEACE out!
@aureliah (14842)
14 Jan
Wow thats tragic. Africa is like Australia. Its hot hot hot.
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• Netherlands
14 Jan
Yes it definitely is. I wish I were in Australia right now. Haha...
@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan
We had a couple of hot days in Western Australia too but nothing like 47 thank goodness.
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• India
14 Jan
yeah weather is complete opposite in different parts of the world
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@sprite1950 (12744)
• Corsham, England
21 May
We are having a heatwave in the UK at the moment which makes a lovely change. We get so much rain normally. I'm going on vacation on Friday so I hope it holds out. I don't know if I could stand the intense heat of Australia all the time though as I'm very fair skinned and prolonged heat can make me feel ill.
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• Netherlands
21 May
You take care, alright? Have a great time on your vacation!
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@sprite1950 (12744)
• Corsham, England
22 May
@Bullshark I will thank you.
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• Netherlands
22 May
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@lynnief (1118)
• Australia
13 Mar
Mercifully 47.3 is a rarity. Mostly our highest temps are in the mid to high 30s, occasionally the low 40s. The highest I have personally experienced was the day of the Black Saturday bush fires in 2009, when it hit 44C (that's around 111F.) Not something I want to experience again, for more than one reason.
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@lynnief (1118)
• Australia
14 Mar
@Bullshark Unfortunately bush fires are quite a regular happening here, so much so that summer is regularly referred to as "fire season" and brings regular warnings from the fire authorities. The town where I lived at the time had a major fire the week before Black Saturday.
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• Philippines
28 Jan
hello welcome to mylot. i understand youre grief about youre cold weather. its also a bit cold here now in the philippines but we seldom have this refreshing air so im happy and enjoying it now. by march its back to super hot
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• Netherlands
28 Jan
It's the same here in the Netherlands. March is when the temperature rises...
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• Philippines
29 Jan
@Bullshark i see. Thanks for sharing
@rubyriaz007 (3389)
• India
12 May
Here in India also it is very hot. Can't bear the heat at all. It makes me very much tired. I really hate this weather.
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• Netherlands
12 May
Yeah, too much heat can tire people out, that's not good. But despite of this, I would choose the heat over the cold any day... :)
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@Starmaiden (4933)
• Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
6 Apr
It was somewhat like this last Autumn also. October on the Atlantic coast of Canada saw temperatures in the high teens, 18°Celcius or 64° Fahrenheit. Beach weather in Canada.
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• Netherlands
6 Apr
That's well above normal. Oh wow...
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@jstory07 (65994)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Apr
It is climate change that our President does not believe in.
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• Netherlands
6 Apr
I hear ya, Judy. I'm wondering what it would take to change his mind on the matter...
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@shaggin (36578)
• United States
12 Feb
I think I’d love a temperature in between there somewhere. Cars frozen in flood water that froze wow that’s crazy!
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• Netherlands
14 Feb
Yeah, it is crazy. Mother Nature needs to make up her mind...
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• Trinidad And Tobago
9 Feb
Signs of the times we are living in. My country seems to be doing well.
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• Netherlands
10 Feb
That's good to hear :)
@Shiva49 (12577)
• Singapore
19 Jan
Extremes of temperatures at both places due to climate change - siva
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• Germany
14 Jan
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14 Jan
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@MALUSE (39092)
• Germany
14 Jan
@Bullshark That's good to hear.
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@marlina (72572)
• Canada
14 Jan
All those weather are scary.
• Netherlands
14 Jan
I know it can be scary sometimes. But it is what it is @marlina
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@marlina (72572)
• Canada
14 Jan
@Bullshark We can't do much about it.
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@BelleStarr (37600)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Mar
These days records are broken almost every month of the year.