Anxious heat hit the Arctic. In Siberia, in the small town of Verkhoyansk, beyond the Arctic Circle (67.5 ° north latitude), the temperature reached 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
This is probably the highest temperature ever recorded in Siberia, as well as the highest temperature ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle, which begins at 66.5 ° north latitude.
The city is further north than Fairbanks, Alaska. To imagine this in perspective, in Miami, Florida, the temperature only once reached 100 degrees from 1896, when meteorological observations began.
Verkhoyansk, as a rule, is one of the coldest places on Earth. Achieving temperatures above 86 degrees for the Arctic is almost unheard of.