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First temperatures rocketed, now zombies have it in for the Arctic

When the Siberian tundra swelters in a record 38ºC heatwave, you know the world is in trouble

AFP

Temperatures soared 10ºC above average in June across much of permafrost-laden Siberia, with last month in a dead heat for the warmest June on record globally, the European Union’s (EU) climate-monitoring network said on Tuesday.

An Arctic hourly temperature record for the month, 37ºC, was set on June 21 near Verkhoyansk in northeastern Russia, where a weather station logged a blistering 38ºC on the same day, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) reported.

The hourly record, averaged across 60 minutes, was one to two degrees above previously registered Arctic highs in 1969 and 1973...

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