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GloriaSmud Tue 16-Aug-11 14:59:15

BBC report here.

I found this interesting because a few months ago, I read somewhere (think it was on the Icelandic volcano blog) that scientists had underestimated the effects of the Icelandic eruption last April/May and that the amount of ash thrown up in to the atmosphere, contributed to us having our really cold December.

On hearing this report, I remembered that New Zealand/Australia were affected by an eruption a few months ago, with airports being closed etc. So I wonder whether this 'once in a lifetime' snowstorm is a result of the volcano over that side of the world.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 17-Aug-11 18:59:55

I've not considered why it might be so severe, but having a friend over there, I can confirm that it really has been a severe event.

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