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Arctic Heat Record Confirmed for Siberian Town That Sizzled

  • UN agency confirms Verkhoyansk hit 100 degrees in June 2020
  • New Arctic heat record sounds alarm bells on changing climate

The Siberian town of Verkhoyansk can officially claim to be the hottest spot in the Arctic.

The northeast Russian community known for its extremely cold winters reached a record-setting Arctic temperature high of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) on June 20, 2020 in a reading confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization, a United Nations agency.