Plunging temperatures: How does Norwich compare to the rest of the world?

Info-graphic map on today's temperatures Info-graphic map on today's temperatures

Thursday, January 17, 2013
1:50 PM

We may think it’s cold in Norwich with all the snow and temperatures dropping to as low as -8 °C, but spare a thought for those living in Russia, Mongolia and parts of Canada where the temperatures are far, far lower.

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Today at Yakutsk, in Russia, the temperature is -44 °C, while in Inuvik, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, it is only slightly “warmer” at -35 °C. In Ulaanbaatar, in Mongolia, thermometers are measuring -20 °C.

Meanwhile at the other end of the scale, Colombo, in Sri Lanka, is enjoying a temperature of 32 °C and Phnom Penh, in Cambodia, 31 °C.

See the table below and the accompanying map for how Norwich compares to other parts of the world.

• Norwich, England -8 °C

• London, England -1 °C

• Colombo, Sri Lanka 32 °C

• Amsterdam, Netherlands -5 °C

• Bangkok, Thailand 31 °C

• Baghdad, Iraq 10 °C

• Cape Town, South Africa 25 °C

• Danmarkshavn, Greenland -19 °C

• Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada -35 °C

• Mexico City, Mexico 9 °C

• New York, USA 4 °C

• Paris, France -4 °C

• Phnom Penh, Cambodia 31 °C

• Reykjavik, Iceland 3 °C

• Saint-Petersburg, Russia -13 °C

• Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia -20 °C

• Winnipeg, Canada -21 °C

• Yakutsk, Russia -44 °C

• Banjul, The Gambia 23 °C

• Brisbane, Australia 24 °C

• Athens 15 °C

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