Scientists have been surprised to see a record-breaking heatwave in icy Siberia. Last week, the temperature in the Arctic region reached 48 degrees Celsius. Images from the European Union’s Earth Observation Program (Copernicus) showed temperatures in Siberia exceeded 35 degrees Celsius in many places on Sunday. There has been a continuous heatwave here for a long time.
Boiled even in the coldest place
The temperature in the small village of Saskilaya was 31.9 degrees Celsius, the highest since 1936. At the same time, the temperature in Verkhoyansk reached 48 ° C, which is the highest since the beginning of the measurement. It is the coldest place on earth and the temperature here has gone up to -67.8 °C. The temperature in Jovorovo was 43 degree Celsius. The temperature in this region is generally 16 °C during the day in the month of June.
In such a situation, the people and scientists living here have started worrying due to the rising temperature. Here wildfires are intensifying and permafrost (permanent layer of ice) is melting. Due to its melting, carbon and greenhouse gases are emitted into the atmosphere, which leads to further warming. Hot and dry weather in areas of Siberia has become a cause for concern.
Record broken in Moscow too
There were 64 active fire incidents in the Yakutia region as of Tuesday, according to The Barents Observer. Governor Eisen Nikolaev has said that the heatwave is causing forest fires. The fires in Siberia’s forests since April are so frightening that NASA has seen them from space. At the same time, the heatwave broke the record in the capital of Russia. The temperature here was the highest in 120 years at 34.7 degrees Celsius.
Color changing snow, fast melting glacier, alarm bells!