Korea and Japan with the strongest winter since 1986 (Soeul -18,6°C, North Korea -34,6°C, Japan the worst snowstorm for 35 years)




Extreme winter from Siberia and China has shifted above Korean Peninsula and Japan, which report the strongest frosts and the worst snowfall since 1986 (for 35 years)!

In last days, the strongest frosts since 1966 (55 years) were reported from China, including Beijing (-19,6°C: https://mkweather.com/2021/01/07/china-reports-50-year-frosts-beijing-city-196c-the-lowest-temperature-since-1966/, only around 10 days after the coldest temperature in Oymyakon since 2002: https://mkweather.com/2020/12/28/oymyakon-lowest-temperature-since-2002-572c-in-monstrous-pressure-high-1076-hpa/ and the highest measured air pressure on Earth, 1094,3 hPa: https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/10943-hpa-mongolia-with-the-highest-measured-air-pressure-on-earth-in-history/).

After previous extreme coldwave with record frosts in Japan /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/02/extreme-winter-already-in-japan-326c// is coming the next, even more extreme snowstorm and cold blast into Korean Peninsula and Japan. All-time temperature records are reported last days from other parts of Northern Hemisphere, e.g. from Canada /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/07/all-time-record-in-kugaaruk-canada-47c-52-6f-list-of-days-with-t850-hpa-anomaly-below-12c-in-the-usa// or Spain /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/07/siberian-winter-in-the-spain-341c-new-national-temperature-record//.

On Friday, 8. January 2021, historic cold air from Beijing region shifted above Korean Peninsula, with the lowest measured temperature in Soeul, South Korea since 1986 (for 35 years), -18,6°C.

Frosts in North Korea were even more cruel, with -34,6°C in Samyijon, -32,2°C in Heysan, -31,5°C in Pungsan and -31,0°C in Changjin.

Meantime, Japan hit the strongest snowstorm – again since 1986 (for 35 years), when in some low situated densely populated regions have fallen around 2 meters of snow. After snowstorm, Japan reports 13 dead.

During next days, anomalously cold air will shift from Eastern Asia even into Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar, where is in the mountains expected heavy snowfall and severe frosts.

Next strong coldwave is forecasted in China, Korea and Japan around 16.-18. January 2021, however, current extreme blast was very probably an absolute peak of Winter 2020/2021.

Europe, parts of Asia, northern Africa and North America however, only expect for the coldest times of the year, regionally of the 3rd millennium, last 50, 100 years or in all-time history – mainly situation in Europe will be very exciting /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/09/snow-calamity-in-large-parts-of-germany-poland-alps-carpathians-dinar-mountains-eastern-europe-scandinavia-forecast/; https://mkweather.com/2021/01/08/aggressive-gfs-outputs-are-back-all-siberian-air-will-shift-above-europe-2021/; https://mkweather.com/2021/01/07/scandalous-gfs-outputs-which-should-overwrite-history-one-of-the-coldest-days-for-last-100-years//.

Read more:

https://mkweather.com/2021/01/09/snow-calamity-in-large-parts-of-germany-poland-alps-carpathians-dinar-mountains-eastern-europe-scandinavia-forecast/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/08/aggressive-gfs-outputs-are-back-all-siberian-air-will-shift-above-europe-2021/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/08/forecast-for-next-2-weeks-from-ecmwf-50c-for-europe/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/08/2-weeks-of-permanent-siberian-frosts-20-30celsius-for-central-europe/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/07/trending-3-incredible-photos-from-siberia-during-extreme-peak-of-winter-20202021/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/07/extreme-winter-in-the-uk-in-rivers-occurred-very-rare-unusual-ice-pancakes/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/07/all-time-record-in-kugaaruk-canada-47c-52-6f-list-of-days-with-t850-hpa-anomaly-below-12c-in-the-usa/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/07/china-reports-50-year-frosts-beijing-city-196c-the-lowest-temperature-since-1966/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/07/the-uk-122c-next-2-nights-will-be-critical/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/07/siberian-winter-in-the-spain-341c-new-national-temperature-record/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/07/scandalous-gfs-outputs-which-should-overwrite-history-one-of-the-coldest-days-for-last-100-years/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/06/the-newest-gfs-outputs-30-35c-frosts-in-the-carpathians-possible-pl-sk-ua-ro-east-european-conditions-shifted-above-parts-of-central-europe/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/06/extreme-times-for-north-america-frosts-up-to-55celsius-70fahrenheit-are-expected/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/06/china-korea-and-japan-with-historic-frosts-beijing-may-see-coldest-temperature-of-21st-century-tonight-coldest-night-since-legendary-1985/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/06/confirmed-invasion-from-siberia-in-europe-one-of-the-coldest-times-in-europe-in-the-3rd-millennium/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/05/half-of-spain-under-the-snow-05-meter-of-snow-in-madrid/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/05/the-uk-red-warnings-before-snow-the-first-time-in-history-the-coldest-days-minimally-since-2012-interval-15-20c-expected-to-reach/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/04/frosts-up-to-30c-and-central-europe-buried-under-the-snow-freezing-scenarios-of-mega-siberian-cold-blast-for-europe/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/04/siberian-winter-from-lisbon-to-vladivostok-a-new-ecmwf-6-week-forecast-is-here/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/03/very-hard-times-for-usa-and-canada-air-from-abnormal-siberian-blast-shifts-above-north-america/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/03/siberian-winter-in-europe-aggressive-gfs-outputs-expect-historic-frosts-some-regions-should-be-buried-under-the-snow/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/02/extreme-winter-should-be-longer-and-stronger-nao-until-the-end-of-january-2021-extreme/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/02/extreme-blizzard-in-severo-kurilsk-russia/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/02/beijing-26c-the-lowest-december-temperature-since-1978/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/02/extreme-winter-already-in-japan-326c/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/the-most-broken-circulation-on-earth-in-history-aleutian-low-921-hpa-equal-to-a-category-5-hurricane-deepest-within-all-time-records/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/10943-hpa-mongolia-with-the-highest-measured-air-pressure-on-earth-in-history/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/peak-of-the-winter-in-europe-russia-and-scandinavia-50c-continental-europe-30c-and-british-islands-20c/
https://mkweather.com/2021/01/01/super-cold-weather-in-the-usa-colorado-50f-456c/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/31/norway-the-worst-landslide-for-30-years-left-700-meters-crater-in-the-town-26-dead-or-missing/
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https://mkweather.com/2020/12/28/oymyakon-lowest-temperature-since-2002-572c-in-monstrous-pressure-high-1076-hpa/
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