As Hong Kong emerged into the crisp sunny day today after its record-setting cold snap on Sunday areas around the world were experiencing unseasonal weather. In Melbourne, Australia summer’s extreme heat gave way to relatively cold weather, as the United States dealt with record snowfall in a blizzard. Even New Delhi in India battled through a wave of cold weather; the minimum temperature in the often steamy city was just 4.2 degrees Celsius on Friday, below the seasonal average by about three degrees, according to local media . Here’s how the weather hit major cities around the world. New York and the east coast of the US Day 302. #Blizzard2016 gave us an impressive view below. Stay warm! #GoodNight from @iss! #YearInSpace #blizzard #snowzilla #snowmageddon2016 #Chicago #EastCoast #snow #earth #space #spacestation #iss A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on Jan 23, 2016 at 4:52pm PST <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Three feet of snow fell on the east coast of America halting about 500 cars in 24-hours of gridlock. More than 8,500 flights were grounded because of the conditions, including metre-high snowdrifts knocking out runways. Power was cut to more than 150,000 homes, and current estimates suggest 20 people died from New York to Virginia during the storm. A “snow emergency” was declared in 11 states, CNN reported . Snow in Central Park in New York piled up to a near record level of 26.8 inches, just a fraction of an inch short of the top. Greatest 1-day snowfall in #NYC Central Park history- now 25 inches-what a storm! #blizzard2016 #Snowzilla #Jonas pic.twitter.com/64a2zuTnnD — Eric Blake (@EricBlake12) January 24, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> But snow wasn’t the only deadly natural phenomenon facing Americans: a nearly hurricane-force storm lashed the Delaware and Virginia coasts with 75-mile per hour winds. And as snow drifts piled up across the eastern lands, flooding worse than that experienced during Superstorm Sandy hit the New Jersey coast. But it wasn’t all bad news, Casey Neistat made a YouTube hit when he was towed through the New York City streets while snowboarding and videoing himself. And even while motorists were trapped in their cars in the epic 24-hour traffic jam in Pennsylvania some made the best of the conditions. Church Members Host Impromptu Service While Stranded on Pennsylvania Turnpike https://t.co/HW28GdvnWV pic.twitter.com/NbHUlVEjiv — Country Living (@CountryLiving) January 24, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Nick Foschia: known for three-pointer celebrations, Cleveland sports knowledge, and now snow angels #DUQSurvivor pic.twitter.com/o3g4OgyAhe — Duquesne Basketball (@DuqMBB) January 23, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Another traffic jam in Kentucky stretched 35-miles and lasted about 19-hours. Elsewhere in the national capital Washington DC, people were sledding down Capitol Hill. Great scene at the @uscapitol today. #Sledding #Snowzilla cc: @washingtonpost @capitalweather pic.twitter.com/VCq2FlUjJj — Steve Johnson (@journo2go) January 25, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Tian Tian the panda was also enjoying himself at Smithsonian Zoo. And the storm called Jonas, David Snowie, Snowpocalypse, Snowball Warning and Tsnownami earned itself the hashtag #snowzilla on Twitter. Forget the car- just start running. #Snowzilla is real. pic.twitter.com/b48kDbQD0M — Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 24, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Mainland China In China, 24 weather stations around the country recorded all-time low temperatures between Friday and Sunday, the Associated Press reported. As early as Thursday last week government officials had been warning people to take precautions as the arctic cold drifted south. The warnings were correct, and as Chinese people embarked on the annual Spring Festival or Chinese New Year migration home their travel plans were thrown into disarray. “The Spring Festival travel rush means a bigger workload, and this year, the cold weather has kept us busier,” Liu Ying, a train attendant on the Shanghai-Nanjing express rail service told Xinhua. At Eergu’Na in Inner Mongolia, the temperature on Saturday hit a record low of -46.8 degrees Celsius. Snow today in #Guangzhou ，local media report it is first snowfall here since 1929! #climatechange ? pic.twitter.com/coYtHoucOL — Matthew Rous (@matthewrous) January 24, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> The southern city of Guangzhou saw rare sleet, the first in 60 years, in its downtown area, the provincial meteorological station announced on Sunday. Motorcyclist Wang Tianzhang got up at four o’clock in the morning on Sunday for a tiring two-day ride with his wife and fellow workers. They work in Foshan, south of Guangzhou and their hometown is an ethnic village in Guangxi’s Hechi City. A train ride takes about 20 hours and requires several transfers. READ MORE: Hong Kong shivers through its coldest day since 1957 – kindergartens, primary schools closed today For them, riding motorbikes is more convenient and cost-effective. “The weather got worse as we headed toward Guangxi. It was freezing, and we had to stop every hour to find some warmth,” the middle-aged man told Xinhua. Guangzhou, city in S #China embraced its 1st snow in 60 yrs on Sunday, as red alert for cold wave issued in the city pic.twitter.com/dtZc4rFc11 — People's Daily,China (@PDChina) January 24, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> London, UK In the city known around the world for soul-crushing drizzle and snow that stops everything working, they appeared to be having a decent day. The city was cold, iced over and frosted but sunny. Well it's sunny in London then 😇😇😇 have fun being cold everyone 👀👋🏻 - George pic.twitter.com/meue1BbRcl — Fourth Intake (@FourthIntake) January 24, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> But the devastating snowstorm that battered the US east coast was expected to arrive in the UK and deliver torrential rain, forecasters told London24 Cold snap in #London means birds walk on ice on St James's Park pond! Photo by @aladyinlondon , your #BBCLocalite . pic.twitter.com/JBV8ZZDWZg — BBC Travel (@BBC_Travel) January 19, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> New Delhi, India India’s capital was shrouded in fog, which led to 79 cancelled train services and a 20-car pile-up on a highway about 80km outside the city, Xinhua reported. Visibility dropped to less than 50m on Sunday as temperatures plummetted. #DenseFog in #NewDelhi delayed 20 #Trains on Sunday https://t.co/xU0qM3NEIN @RailMinIndia pic.twitter.com/B4MYhvD8bq — Eenadu India (@EenaduIEnglish) January 24, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Melbourne, Australia Bushfires engulfed parts of the Otways National Park, near the popular Great Ocean Road coastal route to the west of Melbourne in late December. Since then the mercury has risen to a sweltering 43 degrees in mid-January. But it’s no surprise to any Melburnian that it was unseasonally raining and 23 degrees over the weekend. Morning Melbourne. Nice weather for sleeping in. Drizzle clearing, top of 21. pic.twitter.com/qMYU4VjcmC — ABC News Melbourne (@abcnewsMelb) January 22, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Bangkok, Thailand In perennially sweaty Bangkok temperatures dropped to 16 degrees on Sunday. The city rarely feels sub-20 degree weather, Agence France-Presse reported. It left Bangkokians, whose normal attire generally includes flip-flops and shorts, digging for their jackets and jumpers. Thai students all wrapped up for the cold weather as temperatures in #Bangkok plummet to 18°C this morning pic.twitter.com/d8WNeT5DPU — Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) January 25, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Taipei, Taiwan The polar vortex weather front has been blamed for the deaths of 57 mostly elderly people in Taiwan’s greater Taipei area. The cold wave abruptly dragged temperatures to a 16-year record low of 4 degrees in the subtropical capital where most homes lack central heating, causing heart trouble and shortness of breath for many of the victims, a city official told AP. Taipei Main Station 1 degree -> never ! It's cold everywhere in Taiwan .... wow .... God bless us .... pic.twitter.com/o6i6eSCXCB — IncredibleJA (@FB_IncredibleJA) January 24, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Japan In Japan five people died and more than 100 were injured on Sunday, with record-breaking heavy snowfall and low temperatures in the country’s western and central regions and rare snow in subtropical areas, officials and local media told AP. The small subtropical island of Amami observed snow for the first time since 1901, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. And about 110 passengers on a bullet train bound for Shin-Osaka Station slept on it in western Japan, after the train arrived around 2 am Monday. The train had been stranded en route for about two hours due to a breakdown of railway equipment, apparently caused by snow. Heavy snow also kept roughly 100 vehicles stranded on Route 378 in the city of Yawatahama, Ehime Prefecture, from Sunday afternoon through evening, with 17 cars forced to stay overnight by the side of the road due to their lack of snow tires. Heavy snow have caused this traffic jam. うーん。出勤して1時間以上経つが未だにバスか来ず…遅刻決定。 pic.twitter.com/xS3LiKt7GG — えりん (@10veVelonica) January 19, 2016 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> With a cold air mass gripping Japan, even usually-warm southern islands saw snow, with Okinawa observing snowfall Sunday for the first time in nearly 39 years and only the second time on record. Amami Island, a subtropical island in Kagoshima Prefecture, marked snowfall for the first time in 115 years.