UN validates 38C Arctic heat from 2020 as record high

Publish: 5:31 PM, December 15, 2021 | Update: 5:31:PM, December 15, 2021

GENEVA,  – The UN’s World Meteorological Organization recognised on Tuesday a new record-high temperature in the Arctic, confirming a reading in Siberia last year of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit).

“This new Arctic record is one of a series of observations reported to the WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes that sound the alarm bells about our changing climate,” agency chief Petteri Taalas said in a statement.