Siberia in the Arctic Hits 100 Farenheit

In case we took our eyes off the climate challenges during the pandemic, Gaia has sounded an alarm bell to wake us up again. The small town of Verkhoyansk in Siberia in the Arctic Circle has just recorded 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, 32 degrees above the normal high temperature. This is likely the hottest temperature ever recorded in Siberia and also the hottest temperature ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle. It's also essential to add, that other parts of the world in the southern hemisphere are recording seasonally low temperatures. It's almost certainly caused by the impact of solar forcing in the jetstreams.

Add new comment



In reply to by Open


Hi Open

I too have been keeping an eye on the temperatures around Siberia / Northern Russia where there have been unprecedented highs and generally abnormal  climatic conditions. It seems the very north of the planet is seeing some of the most rapid warming.

Looking back through historical weather data for the region where i live (southern France), the first 5 months of 2020 have been the warmest in terms of average temperatures and even quite a bit warmer compared to 2019, averaging 2 degrees celcius higher.   If that trend continues, i'll need to get a cooler shirt!