The spring temperatures in Russia and Norway break records

By Elizaveta Vereykina, The Independent Barents Observer - June 13, 2024
Temperatures are getting warmer in the whole world, including the Arctic. Photo: Elizaveta Vereykina

May 2024 has been a few degrees warmer than normal.

The spring of 2024  in the Russian North has been registered as the warmest in the history of weather observations, the Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia reports.

The anomaly when the temperature was 4 degrees warmer was detected in the Russian Arctic, around the group of islands called Severnaya Zemlya (Northern Land) in the Arctic Ocean. Meanwhile, according to the Centre, the average temperature in Western and Eastern parts of Russia has been normal.

The air around the group of islands Severnaya Zemlya in the Arctic Ocean has been 4.0 degrees warmer this spring.
Photo: the Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia

“Normal” is also the way Norwegian meteorologists describe temperatures registered this spring in the North of Norway. Meanwhile, the South of Norway has experienced extreme warmth, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute reported.

According to the scientists, May in Southern Norway was 4.0 degrees above normal. The north and west of southern Norway were at 7 degrees above normal.

“The temperatures in May have been so high in Norway that they were more like June…”  the Norwegian Meteorological Institute tweeted.

The temperature in the Norwegian North was normal, meanwhile, the south was extremely warm in May.
Photo: the Norwegian Meteorological Institute

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