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Extreme La Niña brings illness and misery to Peru by Chrystelle Barbier
Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 10:31 AM GMT
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Mass of polar air also hangs over Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil

Dionisia was waiting her turn in the crowded medical centre, her baby bundled up on her back with a manta, the traditional multicoloured Andean cloth. "My son has got a problem with his lungs," explained the young mother, who believes that it is due to the cold spell that has hit Lima.

Dionisia lives in Manchay to the east of the Peruvian capital, a sprawl of plywood houses with makeshift roofs of corrugated iron, plastic or cardboard that offer little protection from the winds that sweep over the hills.

For the first time in 40 years, temperatures in Lima fell to 8.8C at the end of July. Since then they have hovered around 13-15C. Houses are poorly insulated in Lima, and according to Percy Mosca of the Peruvian department of meteorology and hydrology, "the cold is made worse by the unusually strong winds in the region, as well as high humidity of more than 80% and sometimes even 95%".
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California's Year Without a Summer by Kirstie Hettinga, Staff Writer
Friday, August 20th 2010, 5:23 AM GMT
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It continues to be the summer that never came for many of the coastal areas of California. Meteorologist Bernie Rayno said that the closer you get to the ocean, the more likely you are to see below-average temperatures for much of Southern California.

Rayno said an excellent example of this phenomena is Santa Ana, Calif. Less than 20 miles from the beach, Santa Ana typically sees high temperatures of about 84 degrees in the month of August. So far this month, Santa Ana has only had two days crack the 80-degree mark: Aug. 3 and Aug. 17.

Overall, the average overall temperature for Santa Ana is typically in the mid 70s in August. So far this month, temperatures have been almost 4 degrees below that average.

The trend of cooler-than-normal temperatures continues in downtown Los Angeles. Here the average daily temperatures typically hit 75 or 76 F. So far this August, the average temperature has been about 4 degrees lower.

Highs for Los Angeles in August can typically be found in the mid-80s. Only about half of the high temperatures recorded so far this month have climbed into the 80s.
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Peru battles rabid vampire bats after 500 people bitten BBC News
Saturday, August 14th 2010, 9:57 AM GMT
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Image AttachmentPeru's health ministry has sent emergency teams to a remote Amazon region to battle an outbreak of rabies spread by vampire bats.

Four children in the Awajun indigenous tribe died after being bitten by the bloodsucking mammals.

Health workers have given rabies vaccine to more than 500 people who have also been attacked.

Some experts have linked mass vampire bat attacks on people in the Amazon to deforestation.

The rabies outbreak is focused on the community of Urakusa in the north-eastern Peruvian Amazon, close to the border with Ecuador.

The indigenous community appealed for help after being unable to explain the illness that had killed the children.

The health ministry said it had sent three medical teams to treat and vaccinate people who had been bitten.
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The mild summer weather? For many, it's way cool
Saturday, August 14th 2010, 6:48 AM GMT
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Forecasters with the National Weather Service say the L.A. Basin's coolest summer since 1991 reflects a transition from an El Niño pattern to a La Niña. But a heat wave may be on the way

Last summer things were so hot that "the bottoms of our shoes melted," said Lucio Rivera.

But not this year.

"This summer's been perfect," the paving company worker said this week as he applied striping to a freshly resurfaced roadway at Pierce College in Woodland Hills.

It was a comfortable 77 degrees, according to the college's official weather station, which was about 100 feet from where Rivera, 40, of West Covina was working with two colleagues. It was so cool, in fact, that they had to use a propane torch to heat up and loosen the thermoplastic pavement paint before spreading it from a special three-wheel cart.

Like others who are enjoying the mild weather, Rivera was thinking this must be the coolest summer ever for Los Angeles.
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Colder Arctic melt season temperatures - prognose 2010 - 6 days to go by Frank Lansner
Friday, August 13th 2010, 11:51 AM GMT
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UPDATE: 12/8 Estimate now 0,395 C after DMI has updated. Coldest on record so far.

The DMI Arctic melt season temperature maybe headed for all time record low.

Prognosis, 2010 average temperature in Arctic 80N-90N read from DMI: + 0,405 C

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Evidence of global cooling by John Leonard
Thursday, August 12th 2010, 9:46 AM GMT
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It is literally freezing in Argentina.

Record amounts of energy are being imported because of increased consumer demand. Businesses have been forced into temporary shutdowns because of insufficient energy available to produce goods.

The coldest winter in forty years has caused shortages of natural gas. Shipments of liquified gas are expected to double this year.

Electricity purchased from other countries reached the 1,000 megawatt level by mid July. (Remember winter and summer are reversed south of the equator.)

"The situation is getting worse, because the shortage period is growing every year," the article found at quoted Gerard Rabinovich, director at the General Mosconi Energy Institute in Buenos Aires. "When this started in 2004, it lasted for about a week, then it was two weeks and now it's more than a month."
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Australians shiver through coldest winter morning in 30 years by Bonnie Malkin
Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 12:13 PM GMT
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Sydney was blanketed in frost on Wednesday as the city shivered through the coldest June morning in nearly 30 years, with temperatures at just 4C (39F).

Thanks to an Antarctic front blown toward Australia by strong winds, Sydney awoke to its coldest June morning since 1983.

Frost covered the ground in city parks, as well as large swaths of inland New South Wales, pushing the temperature to -4C (24.8F) in the rural towns of Bourke and Walgett.

The Sydney Morning Herald greeted readers with the headline "Have an ice day" in a city where most houses lack central heating, thanks to the its famously warm and lengthy summers and traditionally brief winters.

Freezing weather is a feature of Australian winters, but it usually arrives later in the year, during the midwinter months of July and August.

The cold snap in Sydney came one day after Melbourne suffered its coldest day in two years, with temperatures struggling to reach 50F.
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Temperatures continue well below average in Southern California by Hector Gonzalez
Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 6:43 AM GMT
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It hasn't been the coolest summer on record, but it's been close, forecasters say.

The average temperature in July was 79 degrees, five degrees below normal, and the first eight days of this month also have been five to six degrees below normal, weather experts said.

That could put Southern California on track for a near-record-low summer, but it's still too early to say, according to weather experts. The Los Angeles area, in fact, has had below-normal temperatures every month since April.

"We normally get this kind of weather pattern when we are transitioning from an El Ni o year to a La Ni a year," National Weather Service meteorologist Jaimie Meier said. "It sets up this trough of moisture over the West Coast, and that's what's been happening. We end up with cooler-than-normal temperatures and cooler coastal waters."

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Chilean capitol experiences coldest July since 1908
Monday, August 9th 2010, 6:28 AM GMT
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SANTIAGO -- Climate change affecting the globe including record-breaking winter weather in the southern hemisphere.

People living in Chile's capital of Santiago suffered the coldest July since 1908, according to the University of Chile's Department of Geophysics.

The Santiago Times reports one in three capital residents have reported respiratory illness during the past few weeks due to the chill, which was accompanied by a record amount of frost at the depth of the southern winter.

Frost damage to avocados, oranges and lemons could reach as much as forty percent, according to the English-language daily.
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La Nina means a cold winter for Washington by Jeff Pohjola
Saturday, August 7th 2010, 10:03 AM GMT
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Think the weather's been nice this summer?

Enjoy it while you can, the winter forecast looks cold and wet.

It's a La Nina year, and that means more snow, cold, and wet weather this winter.

"La Nina basically means you get cooler water along the Pacific equatorial waters. You get a lot of northerly flow bringing storms down from the Gulf of Alaska. That's a colder trajectory out of the north. That means you get lower snow levels," says Meteorologist Danny Mercer.

The cold weather can have a big impact on the area. Mercer reminds us of the snowy winter we saw in 2008. "As you remember we did have a very cold year, we had low elevation snow. We had a lot of snow in the mountains,"

The beauty of La Nina is that it really only affects the wintertime, so there's still a few months of warm weather to enjoy.
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