October 4, 2023



Antarctica hits record temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius, UN confirms report

The HindustanTimes

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 06:12 AM ISTAntarctica logged temperatures up to 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 degrees Fahrenheit), a new maximum temperature record for the region, on February 6 earlier this year, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (UN WMO) has confirmed. With this, Antarctica has now become one of the fastest-warming regions in the world — registering a rise of almost three degrees Celsius in the last 50 years, WMO secretary-general Petteri Taalas said on Thursday.


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