Artic heatwave cause scientists to raise alarm: The Arctic is on fire and this makes scientists worried about the implications the heatwave could have for the rest of the world.

In the Russian Arctic town of Verkhoyansk on Saturday, the temperature hit a record of 38°C, a statement issued by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has confirmed it is now seeking to verify the reported temperature.

Writing on Twitter The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space (DG DEFIS) said: “A severe heatwave is affecting the Arctic circle. Reports indicate air temperature reached 38° C in Verhojansk in Siberia and as shown by Sentinel3 the Land Surface Temperature (LST) reached 45°C.”

The previous air temperature record was 37.3°C observed on 25th July 1988, at the Verkhoyansk meteorological station.

Artic heatwave cause scientists to raise alarm

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