Mercury approaches 35 degrees Celsius in the Arctic

Mercury approaches 35 degrees Celsius in the Arctic

Under the influence of global warming, Norway, Finland and Sweden are experiencing heat stroke on an unprecedented scale.

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After the hottest month of June on record in Finland and in several regions in Sweden, temperatures since Sunday 4 July have set absolute boundary records in the far north of Europe, with a thermometer showing between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius. According to a report published in May, the Arctic is warming three times faster than the planet, rising from the thermometer faster than previously thought and far from ending due to climate change.

In Kivu, Finland’s northernmost, a new temperature record was measured at 33.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the highest temperature ever recorded in this part of the country since the record 34.7 degrees Celsius in 1914, according to the STT agency. Nationally, June was the hottest month on record since measurements began in 1844, with an average temperature of 16.5 degrees Celsius erasing a record in the 1950s, according to the National Institute of Meteorology.

In neighboring Sweden, June was again the hottest on record in Stockholm (19.3°C on average), erasing records for 2018 and then 2019. “Are we noticing a trend? Well, maybe another coincidence”And the joked on twitter Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Nationally, June 2021 was the third hottest month on record.

In Norway, the Meteorological Institute recorded on Sunday 34 degrees Celsius in Saltdal, in a county near the Arctic Circle, the highest temperature recorded in the entire country this year. That’s 1.6 degrees Celsius lower than an all-time high in the country. to Tropical Nights, that is, the thermometer does not fall below 20 degrees Celsius, as was recorded in several places in the Kingdom. The summer of 2021 was already marked by an absolute temperature record in Canada, approaching 50°C in the shade, under the influence “thermal dome”.

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