Highest ever temperature recorded on Spitsbergen
A new all-time high temperature, +21.7 °C, was recorded in the Norwegian part of Spitsbergen (Svalbard) on July 25. It is the highest temperature ever recorded there, breaking the previous record, +21.3 °C, set it 1979, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute has reported.
At this time of the year, temperatures on Spitsbergen usually vary between +5 and +8°C.
Researchers previously reported that the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world.