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South Africa, South America freezing cold!

by thepariah on June 19, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


'At least three people have been reported killed, and more than 170 made homeless as a result of fires as people tried to keep themselves warm in temperatures that plummeted to -1C in Gauteng at the weekend.

Yesterday the Weather Service in Eastern Cape warned of intense cold, with snowfalls and rough seas, and gales.'


'Brasilia, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Record cold winter temperatures have come to South America this year, in places such as the town of QuaraĆ­ in the Brazilian region known as the Western Frontier, where a temperature of 2.2 degrees Celsius, the lowest of the year, was registered.'

Where are the tropical paradises when you need them?


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