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Grand Solar Minimum: Four South African Towns just set their Coldest Temperatures EVER Recorded

A severe freeze is currently gripping much of the Southern Hemisphere as low solar activity continues to weaken the jet streams.

A lackluster sun is decreasing the energy of the streams, reverting their usual straight ‘zonal’ flow to a wavy ‘meridional’ one, which, in the case of South Africa this week, is sending masses of frigid polar air unusually-far north.

This isn’t merely a theory (unlike AGW) — this is the reality we’re all living.

And just as easily as this wavy jet stream flow can divert polar cold to usually low latitudes, it can also ship tropical warmth to anomalously high latitudes (with the Pacific Northwest in the U.S. being the latest example).

This is the setup currently driving our planet’s weather. There is no mythical component here (aka CO2). The changes we’re witnessing are completely natural, and are caused by the sun–they are the direct result of historically low solar activity.

Four South African Towns just set their Coldest Temperatures EVER Recorded

To quote alarmist MSM speak, ‘this isn’t normal South Africa’.

According to the South African Weather Service (SAWS), several “significant” locations have just seen their thermometers plunge to the lowest levels in recorded history.

At least four locales suffered their coldest ever temperatures on Thursday (July 22).

Below I’ve compiled a list (data courtesy of SAWS and thesouthafrican.com):

Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal: 4.8C (23.3F)

The town of Estcourt busted its all-time low temperature record on Thursday.

The old record had stood for almost 50 years (since the solar minimum of cycle 20), but Thursday’s reading pipped it by 0.2C.

Postmasburg, Northern Cape: -7.5C (18.5F)

The remote town Postmasburg –located about 170km to the east of Upington– is no stranger to chilly conditions, but when the mercury dipped to -7.5C (18.5F) Thursday night, a new lowest ever temperature was established, busting the old record by 0.3C.

Mossel Bay, Western Cape: 5.2C (41.3F)

Compared to others on this list, a positive reading of 5.2C (41.3F) may not seem all that; however, cold is relative, and yesterday’s low in Mossel Bay wiped 0.5C off of the town’s previous record holder — the 5.7C (42.2F) from 2008 (solar minimum of cycle 24–the weakest solar cycle and deepest solar minimum of the last 100+ years).

Lydenburg, Mpumalanga: -3.8C (25.1F)

And lastly, we have the small town of Lydenburg which comfortably usurped its previous all-time low of -3.2C (26.2F).

SA’s cold was widespread, too.

The four record-breakers listed above occurred in four different provinces.


And as you’d expect, unusually-frosty lows were suffered elsewhere — this latest Antarctic blast was all-encompassing.

Johannesburg experienced its coldest day for almost 10 years.

Whereas other parts of Gauteng, the Eastern Cape, and Free State continue to battle persistent cold.

A multitude of weather warnings remain in place across South Africa for Friday.

Snow has also started falling across the nation’s higher elevations:

Welcome, South Africa, to the next Grand Solar Minimum.

BONUS–and staying in the Southern Hemisphere…

“Historic Crop Loss” Expected in Brazil as “Freak Frosts” Continue

The week began with Brazil’s already-shattered corn market enduring yet another blast of polar cold — one which delivered frosts to corn-producing states and raising fresh concerns about export volumes and contract breaches.

On Monday, record cold swept the states of Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul, with late planted corn areas worst affected.

The cold wave reached its peak mid-week, and brought benchmark-busting frosts to the region.

“It is going to be a historic crop loss,” Daniele Siqueira from local consultancy Agrural told Agricensus.

Brazil’s second corn crop was initially impacted by drought-conditions during the early development stage, but now round after round of heavy frosts are sweeping much of the South American continent, and have been since June.

As a result, Agrural has again lowered its estimates of Brazil’s corn crop output to 59.1 million mt in early-July –down a whopping 22 million mt from the initial crop potential– with the latest round of frost expected to peg these estimates back even further.

“Output losses will be extremely large across all producing states … Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul will have no export capacity whatsoever,” said Siqueira.

Besides volume losses, grain quality is a major concern among farmers, traders and exporters.

“Exporters seem to be cornered, having to pay a quality premium to lift corn standards to fulfill agreements and to outbid the domestic market,” said Victor Martins from Hedgepoint Global Markets.

In many cases, producers will need to blend lower quality product with high quality corn to meet export standards.

Contract breaches are another major concern.

“With this week’s frosts, odds are increasing of even more contracts being breached,” added Martins.

“This is affecting both exports and domestic deliveries … many producers had committed up to 80% of their crop in forward sales but are harvesting 30-50% less than expected and cannot purchase volumes from other producers to honor contracts.”

The lack of good quality products to meet contract standards increases contract breach risks even further.

According to Martins, the situation is so dramatic that “there will not be any corn left in the market in September and the country will need to import much more from Argentina.”

However, there is a big problem with with that plan. Argentina, along Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia, are all suffering their own growing woes: as is the case in SA, these Antarctic blasts are all-encompassing, and harvest-wrecking frosts are routinely gripping growing regions ACROSS the South American continent:

With crops failing around the world –including across the U.S.— any hopes of South America ‘picking up the slack’ have long-gone out the window. This is a serious situation. Watch for skyrocketing supermarket food prices before the end of the year as historically low solar activity continues to play havoc with our planet’s weather patterns.

My advice, as always — learn to grow your own.

The MSM are not your friends in all this.

Their job isn’t to inform you, and they will not hold your hand and lead you through what’s coming.

Case in point, just look at the obfuscating headline they attach to the latest FOA global food price index:

Chart: Global Food Prices Falling For The First Time In A Year | Statista

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.

Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

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15 Thoughts to “Grand Solar Minimum: Four South African Towns just set their Coldest Temperatures EVER Recorded”

  1. Mark Hewitt

    Well, Mossel Bay is lucky if the minimum was 5!

    I live 350km to the east of Mossel Bay, but also on the coast, but outside the city. Had unknown lows but temprature was -2 at 07:30. Never went about 3 all day yesterday.

  2. Art Horton

    Is there anything inaccurate about the following assessment?
    The formation of ice in the atmosphere has a six fold compound cascading impact. One thing happens it snows, but the impact is multiplied by six.
    1. The state change from water to ice deposits heat in the upper atmosphere. It is being deposited at the rate of 144 BTU’s per pound of water that converts to snow at the very minimum.
    2. The snow fall causes an updraft that draws even more heat up from the surface of the earth.
    3. The snow makes a color change to the surface of the earth. The Albedo of the planet is increased. During the advancing spring, sun light will strike the surface of the snow at an obtuse angle reflecting it back into space instead of the earth absorbing that vital warmth. The greater the snow accumulations, the more sunlight is reflected back into space.
    4. When the snow on the ground finally melts it absorbs 144 BTU’s per pound of snow, which Robs the earth of some of the warming provided by the sun.
    5. The snow melt increases the wetted surface of the earth creating even more opportunity for excess moisture in the atmosphere. Excess moisture creates the possibility of still more snow. Vicious cycle.
    6. The process of water evaporation in and of itself has a cooling effect. The greater the moisture, or the wider the area the moisture covers, the greater the evaporation & the greater the cooling.

    1. Deb

      What happens to the 144 BTU’s per lb of water deposited in the upper atmosphere?

      1. LocoLogos

        The corresponding energy is given off (dissipated). [heats/warms/ raises the temperature of the adjacent air molecules which is then mostly radiated out into the plasma [that makes up 99.999% of all the matter in the Electroverse]

        Latent Heat
        Conversely, energy is released during freezing and condensation, usually in the form of thermal energy. Work is done by cohesive forces when molecules are brought together. The corresponding energy must be given off (dissipated) to allow them to stay together.

        (glad that you’re inspired to learn about the physics within the ether)

        Zombie political/eugenical physics usually goes nowhere:
        When You Catch the PM Lying About Klaus Schwab (well most normies haven’t a clue about who Klaus Schwab is or what the heck is a WEF or a Great Reset or eugenics anyway. That’s why eugenics works so well and is likely necessary/beneficial between/during mini/maxi GSMs/Ice Ages.

        1. Deb

          I notice you use the word “ether”. Is plasma synonymous with the ether that was once thought to fill the spaces between heavenly bodies?

          As for eugenics, I think genocide would be a better word. If the elite intended to reduce the earth’s population by 3/4 by 2021, as stated in Agenda 21 put out by the UN, they are seriously behind schedule. Working to catch up though.

          1. Deb

            PS Winston, are you Dutch? That would explain a lot.

          2. prioris

            The elites are trying to increase population. There is decreasing birth rates in most places. This is primarily due to better economic conditions.

          3. Winston Smith [Mr]

            Sas, eugenics is the name of the game on the big ranch ball. Cows get spooked if we mention genocide around them and they don’t understand what eugenics is so it all works out … until… well they also don’t like this phrase either, ” You’ll know it’s all true when it happens to you.”… and they get it just before returning back to the ether/plasma. Everything in the Electroverse is ephemeral.
            Robert who? has sent lotsa clues since Jan 12, 2020…
            … send a note sometime and I’ll chat you up. Cheers.

          4. Deb

            What a spew! (Spue? Spoo? Damn, it’s contagious!)
            A Canuck clown? I can almost believe it. I’d forgotten that thread.
            Chat yes, but the “up” part is concerning. I don’t have enough personalities to keep up.
            He proved his humanity.

          5. Deb

            Send it where? Alberta? Oklahoma? Mayfair? (Mr) Witzsche is no longer taking mss. (Sounds like one of your alter egos). Did you watch all 5 hours?

      2. Robert Campbell

        I imagine a fair percentage of it is radiated into space and lost.

    2. Hurt Feelings Warning Note

      …which Robs the earth of some of the warming provided by the sun.

      The only inaccuracy I could find was in Point #4 where you capitalized the R on “Robs”. My GF is Chinese and she always calls me Robber… so I’m a bit sensitive when I see the r capitalized on rob when it means something else. Just so you know I won’t be making a an official hurt feelings report this time. Cheers

      1. Deb

        I rest my case.

  3. Fran

    Temps may be freezing in South Africa and Brazil but here in Chile we had an extremely warm week in the middle of winter, some places in the central zone got even 30C!!!! July is usually cold and wet but so far has been nothing of the sorts. With barely any rain falling so far, even without frosts I don’t think our agro production will be good this year.

  4. Art Horton

    However large your concern over a convection current running in parallel with radiation is, the chief meteorologist on the weather channel said, with the exception of the tropics
    all rain begins as snow. Problem just got much bigger.

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