In Verkhoyansk, a city in Yakutia, Russia, a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius was recorded, which is the highest ever recorded beyond the Arctic Circle. This is the place where the most extreme temperature range occurs – the lowest recorded is -68 degrees Celsius.
Temperature data was provided by the Pogoda i Klimat portal – the meteorological institute in this area. In the city of Verkhoyansk, 38 degrees Celsius was recorded – the previous record for plus temperatures in this place was 37.2 degrees Celsius and was recognized as a Guinness Record. Verkhoyansk is located above the Arctic Circle in Yakutia, approximately 4,660 km northeast of Moscow.
This year, much of Siberia had exceptionally high temperatures, which contributed to numerous forest fires. According to Avialesokhran, a government agency monitoring fires, 275,000 are currently burning in Yakutia. hectares of forests.