These are two successive stories on Lucianne.
Snowballs in July? St. Petersburg covered with piles of ‘snow’ (Photos, Video)
RT News [Russia], by Staff Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/23/2017 11:04:29 AM Post Reply
Fancy throwing snowballs in summer or going barefoot and T-shirt-clad during a ‘snowfall’ in July? This weekend in St. Petersburg, Russia would have been perfect after a heavy hailstorm hit the city. On Saturday, streets in St. Petersburg were covered with piles of snow and the roads resembled winter rivers. City residents took to social media to share the unusual summer scenery. Just last month, Moscow also fell victim to the whims of nature when snow fell upon the Russian capital just as summer was beginning.
Hottest day ever in Shanghai as heat wave bakes China
Agence France-Presse, by Staff Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/23/2017 11:00:40 AM Post Reply
Shanghai sweltered under a new record high of 40.9 degrees Centigrade (105 F) on Friday, authorities said as they issued a weather “red alert” over a stubborn heat wave that has plagued much of the country. Hospitals in the city have reported increased numbers of patients suffering from heat-related illnesses, according to state media, and the Shanghai zoo said it was putting large blocks of ice into some animal enclosures to help them beat the heat, while providing frozen apples to its pandas. China´s most populous city has baked under soaring summer temperatures for more than two weeks and Friday afternoon reached . . .
What I would do is make both heating and air conditioning as cheap as possible, but that’s just me.