## Wednesday, May 23, 2007

### Record cold temperature: South Africa

South Africa has seen the coldest temperatures on Monday: 3.2 Celsius degrees in Jamestown. At least 21 people died.

Southern California has experienced near-record low temperatures yesterday, too. The seawater temperatures on the Central Coast are currently almost 1 Celsius degree below the normal. Parts of China, parts of Canada, places in Australia, Oregon, Wyoming, and Colorado are under snow.

The picture above shows the current El Nino vs La Nina conditions (it will be updated). It seems as rather neutral conditions closer to La Nina. Idealized El Nino (left, December 1997) and La Nina (right, December 2000) look like this (South America):

The red color represents temperatures above the average for the given place while the blue color are colder temperatures.