Canada’s uniquely strange climate: week 1
December 7, 2020
The Grand Banks of Newfoundland is an extraordinary region where cold water currents from the north meet the warm waters that come from the south. This natural phenomenon results in about 200 days of fog a year, where during most of the summer months 84% of the region is covered making the Grand Banks of Newfoundland the foggiest place in the world. While this fact may sound interesting it is a great hazard to ships that pass by the region. However, aside from being the foggiest place on Earth, the Grand banks are home to one of the richest fisheries in the world making ships take the risk of entering this region.
Thank you for tuning in for week one of Canada’s uniquely strange climate. Come back next week for a new strange fact. For more information about the foggiest place in the world visit the Canadian Encyclopedia and Science Daily.