(ORDO NEWS) — Bermuda and Guam are islands separated by more than 14,000 km, but both islands experienced record cold snaps over the weekend, another sign of the global cooling we are all experiencing.
The British Overseas Territory in Bermuda, located in the North Atlantic, set a record low temperature on Saturday.
The Bermuda Meteorological Service (BWS) confirmed the minimum on Saturday morning.
“The minimum temperature reached a very cold 9.5C this morning,” said a BWS spokesman.
“This sets a new all-time low to date, beating the previous record of 51.4F (10.8C) back in 2005. Our unofficial measurements of wind chill gave a ‘feel of temperature’ around 40F (4.4C). Brrrrr!”
A winter storm on Thursday caused gusts of wind at over 100 miles per hour to sweep across the island for nine hours, cutting off electricity to several thousand homes.
When Orlen’s historic winter storm began hitting the east coast of the United States and snow poured in the Midwest, Guam – an unincorporated United States territory located in the Micronesian subregion of the western Pacific – suffered severe cold at least by local standards.
The 71-year cold record was broken early Saturday morning when temperatures dropped to 20.5C.
This is the lowest temperature ever recorded in Guam.
“The 20.5 degrees recorded on Saturday was the lowest temperature in Guam in 71 years,” said Landon Idlett, a meteorological coordinator with the Bureau of Forecasts of Guam’s National Weather Service.
“We set a day record here in Guam … which broke the day record set back in 1950.”
The cold will last for at least another month or two, ”concluded Idlett.
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