Polar Cold Blasts Australia, New Zealand and South Africa — Brazil Corn Output Slashed after Historic Freezes — as Portugal Suffered a Colder-than-Average July

The IPCC’s latest report is propaganda, it isn’t based in science — one day the truth will out: the sun controls the climate.

[A takedown of that “Code Red” report will be posted later this week, along with the promised SC25 progression update]

Extreme Cold Blasts Australia…

Snow has fallen in Western Australia for the second time in a fortnight, as temperatures tanked across the Aussie state.

As reported by abc.net.au, much of the southern half of the state froze through below average temperatures, with maxima in single figures in some parts of the Great Southern.

A severe weather warning was in place on Monday and Tuesday as the polar front delivered gales, hail, heavy rain and snow:

…New Zealand…

Turning attention to nearby NZ, two additional cold waves are forecast to sweep both islands beginning Thursday, Aug 12.

These fronts are arriving hot on the heels of the nation’s recent cold and rare snow events:

According to weatherwatch.co.nz, “colder sou’westers” will prevail over the coming days, which will lead to heavy snow–especially this weekend as the second and colder of the two fronts engulfs the nation.

“This may dump 70cm (2.3ft) of snow on the Southern Alps in some locations, and the alpine highways may have some disruptions. There may also be another period of lighter snow into the North Island’s Central Plateau this weekend (Desert Road/SH1 and maybe Napier-Taupo Highway/SH5 could be impacted for a time),” said the weather organization.

The snow will actually begin falling before the weekend.

Below is a look The Weather Company’s 2-day snowfall outlook for Thursday to Friday:

Rug up NZ.

…and South Africa

The South African Weather Services (SAWS) has said yet more snow and intense cold are expected to pass through the country Thursday through Sunday.

SA forecaster Wayne Venter said “very cold, snowy, wet, and windy conditions should be expected in the Eastern Cape”.

Heavy snowfall is expected to accumulate the Eastern Cape mountains by Thursday evening, he added, with flurries continuing unabated until Sunday — some record-challenging totals could be on the cards.

SAWS have issued a cold weather advisory for the Western and Northern Cape, too.

“The public and small stock farmers are advised that very cold conditions with daytime temperatures below 10°C are expected to set in over the Western Cape and southern Namakwa District (Northern Cape) on Thursday and Friday, due to a cold front moving through the areas, bringing in light snowfalls over the mountain peaks and very cold conditions,” reads the advisory.

KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) residents have also been told to brace themselves for exceptionally frigid conditions.

According to local KZN meteorologist Julius Mahlangu: “From Thursday we are expecting a cold front to be moving through. It’s quite an intense cold front” — one that will likely bring rain to the area, and snowfall over Drakensburg.

Last month, South Africa busted at least 19 all-time low temperature records.

Never before in recorded history had the southern tip of African been so cold:

And as highlighted above, winter is far from over.

Already decimated crops have further rounds of polar cold to contend with (see below).

SAWS has warned farmers that such low temperatures, particularly in the early hours of the morning, will negatively impact crops and livestocks.

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) for Aug 14 [tropicaltidbits.com].

This blast of intense cold is being kicked-up from the Antarctic continent, which, as of today, Aug 11, is sitting some -3.9C below the 1979-2000 average. This is roughly where it has been all season, and, as a result, the Antarctic ice sheet (which is home to 90% of earth’s freshwater) has been growing exponentially all year to levels comfortably above the 1979-1990 average:


I don’t recall seeing this dataset in the IPCC’s latest doomsday propaganda pamphlet.

Brazil Corn Output Slashed following Historic Freezes

Speaking of decimated crops, many South American farmers are suffering a disastrous growing season in 2021, as historic freeze after historic freeze pummels the nations of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, in particular.

Off the back of record lows and unprecedented snows, Brazilian crop agency Conab has once again cut its forecast for the country’s total corn production for the 2020-2021 growing season.

Brazilian farmers will produce 86.7 million metric tons of corn this season, the agency said Tuesday. Just last month, the agency had forecast a crop of 93.4 million tons, which was already down from the 96.4 million tons it had forecast back in June.

But note: the job of Conab is to stabilize the markets, not to inform us of the real situation; in that regard, it operates much like the USDA. Also worth noting: Brazil produced 102.6 million tons of corn in the 2019-2020 season.

Brazil’s consumer price inflation accelerated in July.

This is due to 1) the aforementioned historic and persistent cold that has sent certain fruit, vegetable and grain prices soaring, and 2) because of the rising electricity costs, linked to a drought that has left reservoirs at low levels (Brazil gets more than half its electricity from hydroelectric sources).

Consumer prices increased almost 1% from June, the biggest rise in July since 2002, and rose 9% from a year earlier, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), said Tuesday.

The exceptionally cold weather has hit farm production across the board –not just corn– which in turn has pushed prices higher: food and drink prices rose 0.6% in July, after an increase of 0.43% in June, with the cost of tomatoes, for example, up a whopping 18.7%.

This is a sign of the times, and it isn’t just confined to South America.

Global food prices are on the rise:

Alimentos mais caros na pandemia — idealista/news

Portugal Suffered Colder-than-Average July

And finally, the average temperature across Portugal in July finished up at just 21.54C (70.77F).

This is a reading some -0.63C below the 1971-2000 average (and almost a full –1C below the now standard 1991-2000 baseline).

Portugal witnessed the largest negative anomalies in Europe last month.

I can attest to this: prepping in the center of the country, my days have regularly failed to reach 30C (86F), and readings above 40C (104F) have been all-but missing–I’ve only had one so far, which is very unusual.

I’m due one more this Friday; but after that, a fresh round of Arctic air looks set to descend into Western Europe, with the UK, France, Germany, and Spain, as well as Portugal, suffering yet more anomalous summer chills:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) for Aug 18 [tropicaltidbits.com].
GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) for Aug 19 [tropicaltidbits.com].

Stay tuned for updates…

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.

Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

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