As the US suffers thought a heat wave this summer, its important to note that half of the world considers these months to be winter. Actually, its been one of the coldest winters on record in South Africa.
The purpose of this post however is not to start a debate on global warming, it’s to make note of this quote found in the above linked article from CNN.com:
Weather Service spokesman Siyabonga Mthethwa said a deep low pressure was pumping moist air and gale-force winds onto the southern coast.
But despite the devastation and record rainfall, the rains and icy weather were not particularly out of the ordinary for a southern hemisphere winter in South Africa, he said.
“Although there have been some records broken it is a normal winter …
Because record breaking is of course normal.