ANTARCTICA HITS RECORD-HIGH 18.3C TEMPERATURE, UN CONFIRMS


03/07/2021




Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a report on July 2nd that Antarctica, one of the "fastest-warming" regions on the planet, set a temperature record of 18.3 degrees on February 6, 2020.

The United Nations (UN) agency attributes the record-breaking temperature to a high-pressure system that creates "fohn conditions" (hot, dry wind) and causes significant surface warming of downward-sloping winds.

The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest-warming regions on the planet, with almost 3 degrees warming in the past 50 years.

The report was created by the WMO's Air and Climate Extremes Archive after a thorough review of the weather on the Antarctic peninsula.

The report found that the largest heat rises worldwide were seen in the eastern regions of Russia, Scandinavia, and Canada; The temperature in January was 5 degrees above average.


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