Due to climate change, changes are seen in many parts of the world. These extreme weather conditions have started appearing everywhere. These include forest fires, severe heat, intense and irregular storms, etc. Last year, Siberia had the highest maximum temperature, becoming a new record for the Arctic region. Recently the United Nations has officially recognized it. This information is being considered as a warning in terms of climate change.
According to the World Meteorological Organization, in Verkhoyansk, Russia, which is in the Siberia region, on June 20, 2020, a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, i.e. 38 degrees centigrade, was observed, which is the highest in the Arctic circle so far. This is the first time the WMO has recorded record heat in the Arctic’s extreme weather reports.
This record has been made on such an occasion when the temperature is increasing worldwide. The new Arctic record is one of a series of observations reported in the WMO Archive of Extreme Weather and Climate that indicates the threat to our changing climate, WMO chief Pitti Tolas said in a statement. Ringing the bell. The city of Verkhoyansk is located 115 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, and its temperatures have been measured since 1885.
The agency says this temperature seems more favourable to the Mediterranean climate than the Arctic. It was measured during an unusually long heatwave in Siberia at a weather station. The average temperature in Arctic Siberia was 10 degrees centigrade higher in the summer of last year. During this time, there was a loss of forest fire and vast sea ice.
This heatwave was one of the hottest heatwaves of the year 2020. Tolas said that the continent of Antarctica last year also set a record of 18.3 degrees centigrade. The WMO is still verifying the temperature of 54.4 degrees centigrade recorded in 2020 and 2021 in the Death Valley of California, the world’s hottest place. Similarly, experts are also working to confirm the 48.8-degree centigrade recorded in Sicily, Italy, as a new European record last summer.
Talas said that the WMO Archive has never done so many investigations at once before. The archive’s work tracks records of the world’s highest and lowest temperatures, precipitation, heaviest hailstorms, most extended drought intervals, strongest wind gusts, most prolonged lightning flashes, and meteorological mass loss. Adding to the Arctic heat record is akin to recognizing the dramatic changes in the region.