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Climate crisis: Temperature of 38C thought to be highest ever recorded in Arctic circle

'The kind of weather we expect by 2100, 80 years early,' says meteorologist

A temperature of 38C (100.4F) has been recorded in a Siberian town in what is thought to be a new record high for the Arctic circle.

  • Harry Cockburn
  • Independent

A weather station in Verkhoyansk logged the temperature on Saturday. If verified, it will overtake an Arctic record set more than a century at Fort Yukon, Alaska, where a…

The previous record for the Russian weather station was 37.3C (99.1F), set in July 1988.

The likely new record high comes amid deepening horror at the impact of the…

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