Published Jun. 30, 2021 9:19 AM PDT | Updated Jul. 2, 2021 7:03 AM PDT
Oymyakon, Russia, which is widely considered the coldest inhabited place on Earth, is not living up to its reputation.
The town hit a maximum recorded temperature of 88.8 degrees Fahrenheit (31.6 degrees Celsius) on Tuesday, the hottest it has ever been in June. The last three days in Oymyakon have been similarly hot, with temperatures reaching 86 F (30 C). By Thursday, temperatures were only able to climb to 82 F (28 C).