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Siberia experiences record heat wave

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 29, 2020
Khatanga, a town in Siberia’s Arctic Circle, registered highs of over 26C this week, according to Accuweather, far above the 15C historical average, as the whole of western Siberia basked in unseasonable warmth.
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While locals flocked to popular spots to sunbathe, experts sounded alarms about the possible implications for the region’s wildfire season this summer, with some blazes already breaking out in recent months.

From January to April, Russia was warmer than average, according to the climate science nonprofit Berkeley Earth.

“That's not only a new record anomaly for Russia. That's the largest January to April anomaly ever seen in any country's national average,” Robert Rohde, Berkeley Earth scientist tweeted.