28 Feb '18, 12pm

"Wacky weather: Arctic heatwave worries scientists as Europe freezes" via @straits_times:

"Wacky weather: Arctic heatwave worries scientists as Europe freezes" via @straits_times:

SINGAPORE - Right now it's colder in parts of England than the North Pole in a freakish weather event that is alarming scientists. In recent days, temperatures have soared in the Arctic, while the normally freezing weather has shifted south and is now blasting parts of Europe. On the northern tip of Greenland, the Cape Morris Jesup meteorological site has had a record-smashing 61 hours of temperatures above freezing so far in 2018, linked to a rare retreat of sea ice in the Arctic winter darkness. "It's never been this extreme," Reuters quoted Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), as saying. Warmth was coming into the Arctic both up from the Atlantic and through the Bering Strait, driving cold air south. Around the entire Arctic region, temperatures are now about 20 deg C above normal, at minus 8 deg C, according to DMI calculation...

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