The year barely started and wild weather stories already dominate the news…
The year barely started and wild weather stories already dominate the news. Record breaking heat in Australia cause wide spread bush fires and force meteorologists to add another colour to their charts to show areas suffering from it. You don’t want to be in a deep purple zone where temperatures reach sweltering 54 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile Israel gets hit with the greatest winter storm in more than 20 years turning the streets of Tel Aviv into raging rivers and blanketed Jerusalem with snow. And a heavy snow storm in eastern Maritime Provinces of Canada are expected to dump nearly one meter of snow by tomorrow. It seems to be a beginning of a year filled with crazy weather stories and record highs in everything.
We will be seeing much higher than normal temperatures due to the peak of solar maximum, a period of higher activity of the sun, which besides heat waves, warming oceans, and even bigger storms will also cause a record ice melt in the arctic.
It will be a year to remember weather wise, so regardless of where you live it is a good idea to prepare for emergency should it knock at your door. There might be even disruptions of Internet and power services because of possible solar storms heading our way and when this record hot summer arrives where you live, don’t forget to get extra protection for your skin as the radiation levels will also be higher than normal.
Though on the upside we might also get some exceptional shows of Aurora Borealis farther South than ever before.
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