Geography in the News
Arctic air hit the US east coast at the start of the month, breaking all records. On Saturday 7th January 2018, Worcester, Massachusetts reached minus 23 degrees C.
Americans were warned to wrap up warm or skin could freeze in just 30 minutes of exposure!
In contrast to this Sydney, Australia hit its highest temperature since 1939, with Penrith reaching 47.3 degrees C. This caused lots of problems for the Ashes cricket test match!
The lowest natural temperature ever recorded on Earth is minus 89 degrees C, in Antarctica in 1983 brrrr!
Weird, Wonderful and Wild Weather
Snow has even fallen in the Sahara desert this month, in the town of Ain Serra!
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