Summer 2020 in the Northern hemisphere was the hottest in the history of meteorological observations. This was reported to TASS by the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, Roman Vilfand, referring to the results of the express analysis of Roshydromet.
“The highest anomalies were formed in the Arctic: in the Russian sector, the average seasonal temperature was 3-5 degrees above normal, and in the Canadian sector – 3-4 degrees higher. In the Arctic, the past summer was the warmest in the history of meteorological observations”, said Vilfand. According to him, the temperature exceeded the norm in almost the entire territory of the Northern hemisphere.
In Russia, the past summer was the fourth on the list of the hottest on record.
“The average temperature in Russia is in the fourth place. Very warm. In the Asian part of our country, the temperature was 2–5 degrees above normal, therefore, in this part of Russia, the summer became the third warmest in history”, Vilfand said.
As the This is Taimyr wrote earlier, in Norilsk even the end of August was abnormally warm. After a hot summer, climatologists predict a harsh winter.
Text: Olga Polyanskaya, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko