Land temperatures in the Arctic Circle touch 45 degrees Celsius as global heating breaks new records
The thing about climate change is that just when you think you have seen it all, along comes something even more shocking. One such bit of news is the ongoing heatwave in Siberia. According to data from Sentinel-3 satellites, land surface temperature at several locations in the Arctic Circle touched 45 degrees Celsius on 19 June. The Russian town of Verkhojansk, in the Arctic Circle, recorded an all-time high of 38 degrees Celsius. Its usual June average is about 20 degrees Celsius. Another Russian town, Khatanga, recorded 25 degrees Celsius on 22 May. The normal high for May in Khatanga is 0 degree Celsius.