China’s Colder-Than-Average May; Extreme Chills Grip Northern Europe; Shimla’s Record-Cold Start To June; + May Down Under: Forecast vs Reality

China’s Colder-Than-Average May

Despite determined establishment propaganda proclaiming China’s May heat to be all-conquering –you know, a ferocious sign of the global warming times– the nation, overall, just experienced an anomalously cool month.

It was hot in the south, there’s no doubting that; but the expansive, record-slaying cold in the West proved to be the dominating force. May 2023 in China finished with an average temperature of 16.3C (61.3F), which is 0.2C below the multidecadal average.

Those promoting the south’s heat so as to forward an agenda require an immediate re-balancing in their reporting.

China’s cool May continues on from April’s chilling trend:

Extreme Chills Grip Northern Europe

For a number of days now, historically low temperatures have been sweeping Northern Europe.

Saturday delivered all-time June cold to Latvia.

The mercury sank to -2C (28.4F) at Stende, Talsi district which, according to the Latvian Center for Environment, Geology and Meteorology (LVĢMC), matches Latvia’s coldest June low on record, set at Rucava in 1941.

Regional benchmarks have also been set across the country, including at Saldus which broke its previous June low set in 1975.

Exceptional chills have also impacted Estonia.

Thermometers in Kuusiku, a small borough in Rapla Parish, dropped to -3.3C (26.1F), breaking the June low set in 1941 by 0.6C.

Again, regional records also prevailed, including the -3.4C (25.9F) at Rautavaara and the -0.5C (31.1F) at Viitasaari.

And in Finland, the national June record has fallen here, too.

The -7.7C (18.1F) posted at the Saana Hill comfortably bests Finland’s previous coldest-ever June low — the -7C (19.4F) from 1962. Summer snow has also accompanied Finland’s historic chills, as have strong northerly winds which drove the feels-like down to -18.3C (-0.9F).

Shifting to Russia (European-Russia), the weather here too “is in no hurry to establish a summer regime,” reports

Summer frosts have swept many areas, particularly central and northwestern parts, with the Murmansk, Leningrad, Pskov, Novgorod regions –for example– suffering overnight lows of between -1C to -4C (30.2F to 24.8F).

The temperature also sank below the freezing mark across the Tver region. 

The threat of frost extends into the new week, where lows of -1C, -2C and -3C (30.2F, 28.4F and 26.6F) are forecast in Vologda, Leningrad and in Pskov and Novgorod, respectively. Freezing June lows are even expect in Moscow: here, -1C is predicted.

Cool Austria

June’s chill carries on from what was a cooler-than-average May for many European nations, including Austria where summer snow is also proving noteworthy.

May 2023 finished some 0.3C cooler than the multidecadal average across Austria, and 23% wetter.


Also worth noting, this is now the third spring in a row to deliver exceptional cold to the European continent

Shimla’s Record-Cold Start To June

As reported by, “Shimla is currently experiencing an unprecedented and record-breaking cold spell.”

Northern India’s Shimla –the capital and the largest city of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh– has just “shattered a two-decade record with the minimum temperature plummeting below 10C in June 2023,” continues

Not since 1999 has the metropolis of Shimla witnessed such low June temperatures.

A myriad of Himachal Pradesh locales recorded new low readings over the weekend–the cold wasn’t just confined to Shimla–in a drastic drop in temperature that India’s Meteorological Department attributes to “the recent rain and snowfall caused by a western disturbance”.

India’s summer snow has been its own story, with rare falls noted not only Hamachal Pradesh but also in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Punjab (and also into neighboring Pakistan, too).

May Down Under: Forecast vs Reality

At the beginning of the season, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) foretoeld of a hotter-than-average autumn to come — they basically called it a sure fire thing; a dead cert; bet your house on it.

Note their level of confidence: 80+% across vast expanses of the continent:

Mother Nature, however, had other ideas and left The Narrative-driving government agency, once again, with egg on its face:

Following March and April’s anomalous chills, an exceptionally cool May has gone and hammered the final nail in the BoM’s warm-mongering coffin. The month finished historically cold, even according to the Bureau’s own cooked books

And so, despite catastrophic global warming, a switch to warmer electronic probe thermometers, and tortuous computer modeling, Australian’s endured a month of May -1.6C below the multidecadal average — an astonishing departure.

Overall, autumn was exceptionally cold and dry — the coldest May since 1944 and the second driest ever.

For more on the BoM’s book cooing, click the link below:

I’ll finish today with the always reliable Dr. Patrick Moore:
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