Niagara Falls is coated with ice, such non-ordinary weather condition made falls more beauty and fantastic than ever. The world-famous waterfalls are looking more like glaciers these January days, GlobalNews.ca reports.
The temperatures at Niagara Falls are a frosty 5 degrees above zero, with a wind chill of 11 degrees below zero, said the Canadian government on Monday morning. According to the Global News meteorologist Ross Hull, it’s unlikely the falls will thaw anytime soon: freezing conditions are expected to remain through the rest of the week. In fact, 2018 has been the coldest Jan. 1 on record in the Niagara Falls area, with temperatures dipping below -26 C, the meteorologists remind.
This quite unusual condition made the Niagara Falls the special place for the local people who spend much more time outside, looking at that ice miracle. According to Environment Canada, the typical temperature for December in the region is just below 0 C. The bone-chilling cold has many people staying indoors, but these gorgeous photos may convince some to venture outdoors to see the upside of winter.
The visitors take a photograph at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, who knows maybe tomorrow this exquisite picture will melt away. While the photos show ice and snow covering much of the tourist destination, it’s important to note that the actual falls are not frozen.
More than 3,100 tonnes of water flows down Niagara Falls every second, at a speed of 32 feet per second — which means temperatures would have to be a lot colder than they are now to freeze the falls.
“Historically, ice does form over parts of the falls, but there is always water running beneath that ice,”
Hull explains and adds that this may give the impression that the falls are frozen over but that’s not the case.