The Arctic saw the hottest July on record in 2023
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The Arctic saw the hottest July on record in 2023

July 2023 was the third hottest month ever recorded in the Arctic, said Roman Vilfand, Research Advisor at the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia.

The south of the European part of the country saw a heatwave of +38-40 degrees Celsius, the researcher said.

“In the Arctic, July was the third hottest month on record. The main contribution to this record, however questionable, was made by the Arctic territories of Canada and Russia to the north of the Ural Mountains,” Vilfand said.

June and July 2023 have been confirmed as the hottest months on record globally.

“The planet saw the hottest June and July ever; global temperatures were at a record high, the highest in the history of meteorological observation,” the researcher said.

According to Roman Vilfand, Europe saw long heatwaves with record high temperatures this summer. At the same time, the temperatures in the European part of Russia in July were moderate, even slightly lower than usual. In the rest of the country, in the Urals, especially in the northern part, and Siberia, very high temperatures were recorded.