Siberia scorched with record June temperatures: Siberia experienced its hottest June on record with the regions tempeartures as high as 10°C above normal.
The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) latest report finds, which suggests the temperature was more than 5°C above normal, averaged across all land in Arctic Siberia combined.
Compared to 2018 and 2019 the two previous warmest Junes, scientists say the temperature was more than 1°C higher.
An estimated total of 59 megatonnes of carbon dioxide were released across Siberia from wildfires, the report also shows the number and intensity of the wildfires in the area have resulted in the area’s highest estimated emissions in 18 years – significantly more than last year’s June total of 53 megatonnes.
Carlo Buontempo, Director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) at ECMWF, commented: “What is worrisome is that the Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the world.
“Western Siberia experiencing warmer than average temperatures so long during the winter and spring is unusual and the exceptionally high temperatures in Arctic Siberia that have occurred now in June 2020 are equally a cause for concern.”
Siberia scorched with record June temperatures